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How much does a diaphragm cost and where can you get it? Do you need to see a doctor in order to obtain a diaphragm?

You must see a health care provider to get a diaphragm. Visit a Planned Parenthood health center, a clinic, or a private health care provider for a diaphragm.

When you go to get your diaphragm, your provider will examine you to make sure you do not have a condition that would rule out using a diaphragm. Then your provider will find the correct size for you and will give you information about using, inserting, and removing the diaphragm. Your health care provider will give you a prescription for the diaphragm.

Diaphragms may be purchased at a drugstore or clinic with a prescription. An examination costs from $50 to $200. Diaphragms average from $15 to $75. Spermicide jelly or cream costs from about $8 to $17 a kit.

Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable. Some health centers are able to charge according to income. Most accept health insurance. If you qualify, Medicaid or other state programs may lower your health care costs.

Call your local Planned Parenthood health center to get specific information on costs.

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