Cervical Cap

Similar to diaphragms, Cervical Caps are small, flexible cups that are inserted into the vagina up to 48 hours before sex, covering the cervix to prevent sperm from entering. They must be used with a spermicide to be most effective.

  • Effectiveness


  • Potential Side Effects

    None, except possibly minor irritation or discomfort in vagina.

    Should not be used during periods.

  • STI Prevention

    No protection against STIs. Remember to use a barrier method too, like a condom to protect yourself.

  • Hormone Free

    Does not contain hormones

  • Accessibility

    Requires a fitting with a health care professional, who will either provide a prescription or the device itself.

  • Cost

    $60 – $120

  • Health Benefits

    Provides no health benefits.