Diaphragm Patient Teaching

by Cathy Parkes November 16, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

Important patient teaching about diaphragms: Should remain in place for 6 hrs after intercourse; Spermicide needs to be reapplied after each act of intercourse. Women need to be refitted: every 2 years, after a 20% weight change, or after a pregnancy.
Important patient teaching about diaphragms:

  • Diaphragms should remain in place for 6 hrs after intercourse.
  • Spermicide needs to be reapplied after each act of intercourse.
  • Women need to be refitted for diaphragms: every 2 years, after a 20% weight change, or after a pregnancy.


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