Contraception pp 158-168 | Cite as

Diaphragm, Condoms, and Sponge

  • Gerald S. Bernstein
Part of the Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)


Barrier contraceptives are the oldest form of conception control that have survived into the modern era. For many years barriers were the only contraceptive products available but they fell into general disfavor when oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUDs) became available, because these methods were perceived as being more modern, more convenient, and more efficacious in preventing pregnancy.


Pregnancy Rate Obstet Gynecol Chlamydia Trachomatis Anterior Vaginal Wall Toxic Shock Syndrome 
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