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femcap for couples

How It Works

Pregnancy can only occur if sperm enters the cervix, travels up to the uterus, and meets a fertile egg. Stopping the sperm's journey is really all that is needed to eliminate the risk of pregnancy at the root.

 

Turning off ovulation with hormonal birth control, or implanting a foreign substance like a coil/IUD to stop implantation, are both drastic measures that we've come to accept as the only birth control options. But they are not!

 

It's is simple concept with outstanding results. Place a silicone cap over the cervix to stop sperm from advancing to the uterus. Years of research went into designing the perfect cervical cap that would be comfortable, effective, and easy to use.

 

FemCap is FDA approved for contraceptive use.

 

Simplified Sizing For All Women

 

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With the FemCap, accessibility to a doctor trained in diaphragm sizing is no longer necessary. Diaphragm sizing is decided by the ever changing size of the vaginal cavity which can fluctuate as a woman gains or looses weight or exercises to achieve firmer muscle mass in the buttocks, lower abdomen and inner thigh area.

 

 

Since the FemCap sits on top of the cervix, its size is determined by the size of the cervix itself.

 

 

After puberty, a woman's cervix size corresponds to a 22mm FemCap unless she becomes pregnant. Two weeks after conception, the cervix dilates irreversibly. This is important because even if a women miscarries early in the pregnancy and perhaps is not even aware she conceived, her cervix size has changed and a 26mm FemCap is now necessary. Vaginal delivery once again changes the cervix size; the correct size for someone who has had a vaginal delivery is 30mm.

 

 

This simple sizing system based on a woman's obstetric history means it is easy to self-size. This is key to providing effective barrier contraceptive solutions where access to a Doctor for correct diaphragm sizing is not an option. Choose your size, order online, and you can start enjoying natural birth control right away.

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FemCap VS Diaphragm


A cervical cap, as the name suggests, caps the cervix like a thimble capping the thumb. This produces a tight suctioned seal, preventing sperm from entering the uterus. Contraceptive gel placed in the dome of the cap increases the suction and adds a second level of protection.

 

 

In contrast, a diaphragm sits inside the vaginal cavity and is held in place by muscular support from the sides of the vaginal cavity. The traditional diaphragm design can slip out of place, and if just one side moves too far inwards or outwards, the protective seal may be broken.

 

 

Another benefit of the FemCap is its small size. Diaphragms are around the size of the palm of your hand, and can be intimidating and unwieldy. A FemCap is about a third of the size of an average size diaphragm, so it is often easier to get a hang of insertion and removal.

 

 

The brim is designed to hold additional contraceptive gel in place and direct the flow of sperm directly towards the gel. This is the third level of protection, further increasing the effectiveness of the FemCap.

 

 

The last obviously noticeable addition to FemCap is the removal ring. You can simply gently press the dome of the FemCap to release any suction, and then slip your finger into the ring to gently remove the FemCap.

Top Five Reasons To Choose FemCap

 

1. More Pleasurable Sex

Synthetic hormones lower libido. Condoms interrupt the intimacy of skin-to-skin sex. This was not the way sex was meant to be! Enjoy more intimate, pleasurable sex with FemCap.

 

2. Be Spontaneous

FemCap is easy to use and can be inserted hours before intercourse. No fumbling with a condom and breaking the flow of the moment.

 

3. Simple Sizing

FemCap eliminates the problem of finding a doctor to fit your barrier contraceptive. The size you need is simply determined by your obstetrical history, so you can order your FemCap online today!

 

4. Environmentally Friendly

FemCap is reusable and made of a non-allergenic latex-free material, so your carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. Good for you. Good for the world.

 

5. Stay Balanced

Do you really want to replace your natural femininity with artificial hormones? The pill and other hormonal birth control lowers libido, causes mood swings and depression, and a host of other side effects. And of course, a number of long term health risks are liked to artificial hormones also. FemCap allows your fertility and menstrual cycle to fluctuate organically, without altering your internal balance. Bonus: enjoy reliable hormone-free contraception while breastfeeding!

 

FemCap Must Be Used With Spermicide Or Contraceptive Gel

is contragel effective

ContraGel is a lactic acid-based spermicide alternative that works in two ways. First, it reduces the PH levels in the vagina making it inhospitable to sperm. Second, it's viscous consistency traps sperm to prevent it from swimming past any openings around the barrier contraceptive.

You are therefore protected on two fronts, significantly increasing the reliability of your contraception.

ContraGel effectivity and safety are well established. It is CE certified for use as a contraceptive gel to be used along with a barrier contraceptive. ContraGel has a long history of customer satisfaction and excellent ratings. It was manufactured from 1972 until 2003 under the name Contracep Green and more recently under the name ContraGel Green.

ContraGel is water soluble and safe to use with silicone diaphragms and cervical caps, as well as latex or polyurethane condoms. It is also determined to be specifically compatible with YES brand water based lubricants.

ContraGel Ingrédients: Water, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Methyl Cellulose, Sorbic Acid

The 60 gramme tube of ContraGel typically provides 15-20 applications. These numbers are based on the typical requirements of three to four ml applied to diaphragms and cervical caps for each act of intercourse. Additional ContraGel should be applied to the barrier with a finger or vaginal applicator if more then one act of intercourse occurs.

 

Why Use Your FemCap Every Day If The Risk Of Pregnancy Lasts Only One Week?

ovulation and fertility tracking

 

The goal of barrier contraception is to prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg — but fertilization is biologically impossible unless a viable egg is present.

 

Natural Family Planning (NFP) and the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) identify ovulation, nullifying the need for contraceptives most of the month. Sperm can live inside the womb for up to 5 days, and ovulation releases an egg which is able to be fertilized for one day. That six day span is referred to as the fertility window, and is the only time there is actually a real need for a barrier device.

 

Cyclotest uses Sympto-Thermal fertility charting to identify that fertility window. Ovulation causes a spike in Basal body temperature (BBT), so by recording that data every morning, you can see when you have ovulated.

 

With 99% reliability, why not let Cyclotest make your family planning decisions for you?

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Ready to feel fantastic? Why not try these products:
  1. Compra FemCap Capuchón Cervical Anticonceptivo en RDO Medical
    Price (Inc. VAT):
    £49.99
    • Silicone dome securely caps the cervix; brim holds contraceptive gel in place
    • Choose from 3 easy to determine sizes
    • Unlike a condom, does not interrupt skin-to-skin intimacy
    • FDA and Health Canada approved; EU / CE 0470 Certified
    • Made in the USA

    Release yourself from the endless side effects and long term health risks of hormonal birth control. Say goodbye to mood-killing condoms.

    FemCap is a small and easily inserted cervical cap constructed from strong, medical- grade, hypoallergenic silicone. The dome of the cap together with contraceptive gel, lightly suctions to the cervix, making it impossible for sperm to enter.

  2. ContraGel - Alternativa Natural al Espermicida - Tubo 60g
    Price (Inc. VAT):
    £14.99
    • For use with cervical caps, diaphragms, FemCap and Caya
    • Nonoxynol-9 free,
    • Minimizes risk of irritation and infection often associated with barrier contraceptive use
    • Vegan, dairy free, gluten free, not tested on animals
    • Class IIa Medical Device, CE Approved, Made in Europe

    Don't let chemical laden nonoxynol-9 spermicide hinder your goal of all natural contraception. All diaphragms and cervical caps must be used with a contraceptive gel— choose ContraGel instead of N-9 based spermicide to avoid abrasive chemicals and skin irritation.

    ContraGel is available without a prescription. Large 60ml tube provides more applications than leading typical spermicide brands.

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