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Cervical caps are portable, reusable, and hormone-free. They’re effective right away, and you can get pregnant as soon as you stop using it.

Cervical caps are convenient and give you control.

Cervical caps (and spermicide) are small and fit in your pocket or bag — wherever you go, your cervical cap can go with you! Your cervical cap is effective as soon as you start using it, and it’s easy to stop using it, too. If you decide that you want to try to get pregnant, just don’t put your cervical cap in before sex. Easy!

Cervical caps don’t interrupt sex.

You can put your cervical cap in before you have sex. Getting your pregnancy protection in place before things get hot and heavy means you don’t have to stop and worry about birth control in the heat of the moment.

Most people and their partners don't feel the cervical cap during sex. And knowing that you're protected from pregnancy can help you relax and enjoy sex more.

Cervical caps don’t have hormones.

Some people prefer non-hormonal birth control, or can’t use methods with hormones because of medical problems — cervical caps can be a good option for them.

Cervical caps last a long time.

Other barriers like condoms and sponges are disposable — you use it once and throw it away. But cervical caps only need to be replaced every year (with proper care). That means you can use them over and over — good for the environment and pregnancy prevention! A nurse or doctor should check the fit of your cervical cap after you’ve been pregnant (whether you gave birth, had an abortion, or had a miscarriage) — you’ll probably need a new size.

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Cervical Cap

  • 71-86% effective

  • Costs up to $90, but can be $0

  • Prescription required

  • Put it in before sex

Cervical caps don’t protect you from STDs. Use a condom with your cervical cap to help stop pregnancy and STDs.
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