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How effective is a cervical cap in preventing pregnancy?

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Estimates vary, but the CDC says that of 100 women who use the cap, about 12 will accidentally get pregnant in a typical year. It’s less effective if you’ve had a baby by vaginal birth. And you need to follow the instructions exactly for it to work as it should.

From: What Is the Cervical Cap? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Cervical Cap Fact Sheet.”

Teens Health from Nemours: “Cervical Cap.”

CDC: “Contraception.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Cervical Cap Fact Sheet.”

Teens Health from Nemours: “Cervical Cap.”

CDC: “Contraception.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 12, 2017

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