By: Natalia Rybak and Trinity Fan
What are the side effects?
- Spermicides can irritate vagina and/or surrounding skin areas and can cause allergic reactions
- Strong odors or vaginal discharges will be present if diaphragm is left on too long (if it is in longer then 6-8 hours after intercourse)
- Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is rare if diaphragm is left on too long
The diaphragm proves to work decently, an 84% success rate. If it were mixed with a condom it could work very well to prevent accidental pregnancies in woman either not ready or woman who do not want children. Although abstinence is the best prevention, the protection could greatly help sexually active women from having a unwanted pregnancy,