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What is a cervical cap?

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The cervical cap (FemCap) is a soft, thimble-shaped cup made out of silicone or latex. It fits snugly over the cervix (where the uterus opens into the vagina).

It’s designed to block sperm from reaching the woman’s egg. That’s why it’s called a “barrier” method of birth control.

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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