Isotretinoin (Accutane) Use

… are not acceptable forms of primary contraception. Acceptable forms of secondary contraception are the male latex condoms with or without spermicides, spermicides alone, the cervical cap with spermicide, the diaphragm with spermicides, or the vaginal sponge.4 Note that female condoms are not an acceptable form of secondary contraception through the iPledge program. Additionally, natural

Female Genital Self-Exam (Teen Corner)

… similar to the tip of your nose. Feeling comfortable inserting your finger into your vagina can help you decide if barrier methods like the contraceptive sponge and diaphragm(both of which are inserted into the vagina) are right for you.3

8. Next, examine your vaginal discharge. Healthy discharge is usually clear to cloudy white …

SexInfo Lesson Plan

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Overview of Sex & Sexuality

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Contraception Overview Barrier Methods DiaphragmCervical CapMale CondomContraceptive SpongeFemale Condom Natural Methods AbstinenceCalendar MethodFertility AwarenessWithdrawal Other Methods SpermicidesEmergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPS)Intrauterine Device (IUD)Female SterilizationMale Sterilization Hormonal Methods Estrogen and Progestin OverviewBirth …

Sex and Intimacy After Childbirth

… form of birth control. If you are breastfeeding, hormonal birth control methods such as combination birth control pills, a vaginal ring, or monthly shots should not be used as the baby may ingest hormones that transfer into the breastmilk. While breastfeeding, some acceptable forms of birth control include condoms, spermicidal creams, IUDs, diaphragms, cervical caps,

Female Genital Self-Exam

… similar to the tip of your nose. Feeling comfortable inserting your finger into your vagina can help you decide if barrier methods like the contraceptive sponge and diaphragm (both of which are inserted into the vagina) are right for you.3

8. Next, examine your vaginal discharge. Healthy discharge is usually clear to cloudy white …

Sex Positions

… Sexperts recommend using a barrier contraceptive with another form of contraception, including, but not limited to, birth control pills, the intrauterine device, the contraceptive implant, and the diaphragm.
*In our examples, we use feminine pronouns to represent the receiving partner and masculine pronouns to represent the penetrating/giving partner. We use these pronouns for simplicity …

The Birth Control Shot

… shot is taken more than 15 weeks late, there is a high risk for pregnancy and a backup form of birth control (i.e. a condom or diaphragm) should be used for the first week following the shot.1

What Are the Advantages of the Birth Control Shot?
There are several advantages to the birth …

Sex on Your Period

… flow that may come out, and it even has the added bonus of making the vagina feel tighter to a male partner as he rubs against it.
Diaphragms, contraceptive sponges, or menstrual cups that do not have a stem can also be used to help lessen menstrual flow leakage.
Alternatives to Penetration During Your Period …

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

… to vaginal penetration, be sure to change condoms to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Using certain types of birth control. Research has shown that people who use diaphragms as a method of birth control may be at higher risk for contracting a UTI, as well as females who use spermicidal agents.2

Onset of menopause …