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The Contraceptive Effectiveness of the Diaphragm and Its Effect on the Sexual Relationship

  • R. Schicketanz
  • G. Döring
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The data about the contraceptive effectiveness of the diaphragm vary widely within the medical literature. The combination of a diaphragm with a spermicide increases the effectiveness. Therefore most publications deal with this combination. Contraceptive effectiveness with the use of the diaphragm (in combination with a spermicide) depends greatly on the method of data collection and on the chosen population. Socioeconomic as well as educational factors influence the application and handling of this contraceptive method.


Failure Rate Contraceptive Method Contraceptive Effectiveness User Instruction Desire Family Size 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Schicketanz
    • 1
  • G. Döring
    • 2
  1. 1.München 60Germany
  2. 2.Seefeld 2Germany

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