Last update June 3, 2024

Diaphragm + spermicide

Compatible

Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

The diaphragm is a flexible rubber receptacle that a woman fills with spermicide and inserts over the cervix before intercourse. It is a barrier method of contraception that prevents sperm from entering the uterus. (MedlinePlus 2022)

Barrier methods of contraception are effective and have no adverse effects on the mother, the baby, or breastfeeding. The diaphragm with spermicide is compatible with breastfeeding. (Berens 2015, Amir 2011, FFPRHC 2004, WHO 2002)

For the first 6 weeks after delivery, the diaphragm or cervical cap, should be avoided until the woman's reproductive tract has recovered after pregnancy and delivery and the size may need to be adjusted. 


See below the information of this related product:

  • Nonoxynol 9 (Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.)

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Diaphragm + spermicide since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. MedlinePlus. El diafragma. Información de salud para usted. 2022 Full text (link to original source)
  2. MedlinePlus. The diaphragm. Trusted Health information for you. 2022 Full text (link to original source)
  3. Berens P, Labbok M; Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Protocolo clínico de la ABM n.º 13: Anticoncepción durante la lactancia, revisado en 2015. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Berens P, Labbok M; Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. ABM Clinical Protocol #13: Contraception During Breastfeeding, Revised 2015. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. CDC. Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013: adapted from the World Health Organization selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use, 2nd edition. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. Amir LH, Pirotta MV, Raval M. Breastfeeding--evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines. Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Sep;40(9):684-90. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  7. FFPRHC: Faculty of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care. Guidance (July 2004): Contraceptive choices for breastfeeding women. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2004 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  8. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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