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  Diaphragm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diaphragm is the primary muscle of inspiration.
Because the diaphragm is covered by the inferior surface of the parietal pleura, when itcontracts it pulls the pleura with it.
The diaphragm is supplied by the phrenic nerve from cervical segments 3,4, and 5.
oac.med.jhmi.edu /res_phys/Encyclopedia/Diaphragm/Diaphragm.HTML   (189 words)

 Diaphragm (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the anatomy of mammals, the diaphragm is a shelf of muscle extending across the bottom of the ribcage.
The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity (with lung and heart) from the abdominal cavity (with liver, stomach, intestines, etc.).
The diaphragm is pierced by a series of apertures to permit of the passage of structures between the thorax and abdomen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diaphragm_(anatomy)   (1402 words)

 Diaphragm - from www.Birth-Control-Comparison.info from Cedar River Clinics
A diaphragm is a thin rubber dome with a springy and flexible rim.
Diaphragms can be inserted up to 2 hours before sex because spermicide is only effective for 2 hours.
Diaphragms are not recommended for women who have had Toxic Shock Syndrome.
www.fwhc.org /birth-control/diaphram.htm   (1046 words)

The diaphragm is a dome-shaped bowl made of thin, flexible rubber that sits over the cervix (the area between the vagina and the uterus).
In addition, the diaphragm is good for anyone who wants to have sex during her period - the diaphragm catches the blood before it leaves the vagina.
The diaphragm may not fit correctly if a girl has gained or lost 10 pounds, had a baby, had an abortion, or was fitted when she was a virgin and she is now having sex.
kidshealth.org /teen/sexual_health/contraception/contraception_diaphragm.html   (714 words)

 Birth Control - Diaphragm
A diaphragm is a shallow, dome-shaped rubber disk with a flexible rim that fits within the vagina and covers the cervix so sperm cannot reach the uterus.
The diaphragm acts by blocking the cervix and preventing the sperm from entering the uterus.
The diaphragm is easier for women to learn to insert and remove than a similar contraceptive device, the cervical cap.
www.pamf.org /teen/sex/birthcontrol/diaphragm.html   (417 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Diaphragm
Before intercourse the diaphragm is filled with a contraceptive cream or jelly and inserted into the vagina.
To remove the diaphragm, put your index finger in your vagina and hook it under the rim of the diaphragm behind the pelvic bone.
Diaphragms may be inserted with spermicide up to 6 hours before sex so their use does not have to interrupt love-making.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_diaphm_crs.htm   (1094 words)

 Diaphragm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diaphragm is made of soft rubber in the shape of a shallow cup or dome, with a flexible metal spring rim.
Squeeze the diaphragm, dome down, into a long narrow shape with one hand while holding the lips of the vagina open with the other.
Slide the diaphragm deeply into the vagina until the lower part of the rim passes the cervix.
www.wramc.amedd.army.mil /education/pat_edu/womenhlth/contrac/diaphragm.htm   (566 words)

 Diaphragm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A diaphragm must be left in place for several hours after intercourse and if multiple acts of intercourse are desired, spermicidal jelly must be inserted into the vagina between acts for proper contraception.
A diaphragm must be refitted after a 20 pound weight loss or gain and after childbirth.
A diaphragm should also be replaced every 2 years as the latex tends to breakdown rendering the diaphragm potentially ineffective.
www.0302.net /diaphragm.htm   (156 words)

A diaphragm is a soft rubber cap which is often used with a spermicidal jelly or cream.
The diaphragm prevents conception by holding spermicidal jelly or cream against the cervix and preventing the sperm from reaching the uterus.
After it has been removed, the diaphragm should be washed with mild soap and water, dried, dusted with cornstarch (not talcum powder because it destroys rubber) and replaced in its container.
www.sexhealth.org /birthcontrol/diaphragm.shtml   (523 words)

 The Diaphragm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diaphragm is a dome-shaped, soft latex rubber device, which is inserted into the vagina and fits over the cervix to prevent the male's sperm from entering the uterus and meeting with the female's egg.
Diaphragms are made of latex and are susceptible to deterioration by certain oil-based substances.
The diaphragm may be inserted immediately before intercourse (before the penis enters the vagina) or in advance up to six hours before sexual intercourse to allow for spontaneity.
www.shs.unc.edu /library/articles/diaphragm.html   (1295 words)

 Diaphragm - Contraceptive Choices
A diaphragm is a rubber disc a woman places into her vagina.
The diaphragm blocks a man's semen from entering the cervix (the opening to the womb).
The actual diaphragm and the spermicide used with the diaphragm are located at the local pharmacy or a drugstore.
www.advocatesforyouth.org /youth/health/contraceptives/diaphragm.htm   (492 words)

 Diaphragm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diaphragm is a barrier method, used in a variety of sizes and shapes since the 1900's.
Before using, inspect the diaphragm for holes or defects by gently stretching it with your fingers and holding it up to the light.
Hold the diaphragm with the dome down and squeeze a tablespoon or so of contraceptive cream or jelly into the cup.
www.dartmouth.edu /~health/depts/women/diaphragm.html   (1156 words)

 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - Facts About Birth Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diaphragms, caps, and shields are inserted deep into the vagina before intercourse.
Diaphragms, caps, and shields are inserted deep into the vagina before intercourse and positioned to cover the cervix.
The diaphragm may need to be refitted after a full-term pregnancy, abdominal or pelvic surgery, an abortion or miscarriage after 14 weeks of pregnancy, or a change of 20 percent of your weight.
www.plannedparenthood.org /bc/bcfacts14.html   (1161 words)

 Acceptability of the Vaginal Diaphragm Among Current Users
Specifically, women satisfied with the diaphragm were more confident about inserting it correctly, removing it easily, using it correctly, remembering to carry one in case of need, using a diaphragm despite sexual excitement and using a diaphragm without breaking the sexual mood with their partner.
In this model (Table 2), having higher diaphragm use self-efficacy and having a more positive perception of the diaphragm were significantly associated with satisfaction (odds ratios, 1.8 and 4.4, respectively, for an increase of one standard deviation), but age was not.
If the diaphragm is found to effectively prevent HIV infection, providers' attitudes toward the diaphragm, and their educating women about it, will be essential for increasing the use of this method.
www.guttmacher.org /pubs/journals/3606404.html   (4763 words)

 Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To be sure that you know how to use your diaphragm, you will need to practice putting it in and taking it out while you are in your doctor's office.
If the diaphragm does not cover your cervix or you cannot feel your cervix at all, the dome is not in the right place.
If your diaphragm stays in place when you do these things, the front rim is most likely in the right place above the pubic bone (see Picture 5 to the right).
familydoctor.org /806.xml   (829 words)

 Diaphragm (birth control)
Diaphragms are dome-shaped barrier methods of contraception that block sperm from entering the uterus.
The purpose of a diaphragm is to prevent access to the womb (uterus) by the sperm and thus prevent conception.
Prior to insertion, the inside of the dome and the rim are covered with a thick layer (perhaps a tablespoon) of a spermicide that is compatible with the diaphragm being used.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/diaphragm_birth_control.jsp   (855 words)

 Abortion clinic -- diaphragm
The diaphragm is a round rubber dome that fits inside a woman’s vagina and covers her cervix.
The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control that prevents pregnancy by placing a physical and chemical “wall” between the sperm and the cervix.  It must always be used with a spermicidal cream or jelly.  Be sure that the jelly or cream you purchase is a spermicide containing nonoxynol-9. 
Wash your hands carefully with soap and water before inserting the diaphragm.  Apply spermicidal cream or jelly around the rim and inside the dome of the diaphragm.  The spermicide must be on the side of the diaphragm facing or in contact with the cervix.  It also can be placed on both sides.
www.nyabortion.com /birthcontrol/thediaphram.shtml   (550 words)

 Diaphragm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diaphragm works two ways: it covers the opening in your cervix (which leads to your uterus) and it holds the contraceptive jelly or cream against this opening.
Holding the diaphragm dome-down, like a cup, apply a tablespoon full of spermicidal jelly or cream in the cup of the diaphragm and around the rim.
Once the diaphragm is in place, you should not be able to feel it, except with your fingers.
www.pplm.org /Clinic/services/birth_c/diapragm.html   (636 words)

 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - Diaphragms, Caps, &Shields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diaphragms, caps, and shields are soft latex or silicone barriers that cover the cervix.
The better a diaphragm, cap, or shield fits and is inserted, the better it will stay in place — and better protect against pregnancy.
Diaphragms, caps, and shields may be purchased at a drugstore or clinic.
www.plannedparenthood.org /pp2/portal/files/portal/medicalinfo/birthcontrol/pub-diaphragms-cervical-caps.xml   (1689 words)

Diaphragms act as both a chemical and a physical barrier to sperm swimming through the cervix and into the uterus.
Diaphragms come in a number of sizes and must be fit for you by your medical provider.
The diaphragm is a type of contraceptive that requires you to be comfortable enough with your body to use your fingers to insert and remove the diaphragm.
www.brown.edu /Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/sexual_health/ssc/diaphragm.htm   (1157 words)

 Keco Pump-A-Head   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diaphragm pumps are very simple, cost effective and easy to maintain.
KECO diaphragm pumps are self-priming and capable of passing 1 1/2" soilds.
KECO diaphragm pumps are based upon a time-tested design that has been on the market for over 30 years.
www.pumpahead.com /diaphragm.html   (114 words)

 Abortion Clinic Florida RU486 -- diaphragm
The diaphragm may be placed up to 6 hours before you have sex.  No matter when you insert the diaphragm, always be sure to use a spermicide.
Diaphragms should not be used without this added protection.
If you have put in the diaphragm more than 2 hours before having sex, you must insert a fresh supply of spermicide into your vagina just before intercourse.
www.floridaabortion.com /birthcontrol/thediaphragm2.shtml   (459 words)

The diaphragm has been used for contraception since the early 1900s in Europe, and shortly thereafter in the United States.
A diaphragm must be prescribed by a doctor as it must be fitted to each individual womanÕs unique anatomical size and needs.
A diaphragm requires the presence of mind and commitment to remember to use it before sex.
www.afraidtoask.com /contraception/bdiaphram.html   (422 words)

The diaphragm is a small, dome-shaped rubber shield that sits over the cervix and rests on the pubic bone.
The diaphragm is folded in half and inserted into the vagina, high enough so it is covering the cervix.
The diaphragm must be placed into the vagina before sex and left in place for 6 to 8 hours after sex.
www.coolnurse.com /diaphragm.htm   (718 words)

 Emory Univ :: S.O.M. :: GYN-OB Dept. :: The Diaphragm
The diaphragm is a rubber disk which the woman places into her vagina so that it covers her cervix, the opening to the uterus.
Use of the diaphragm increases your risk for urinary tract infections.
The diaphragm must be left in place 6 hours after the last act of intercourse.
www.gynob.emory.edu /familyplanning/diaphragm.cfm   (515 words)

 The Diaphragm
You may insert the diaphragm while you are in any position that is comfortable for you (standing, squatting, sitting on the toilet, lying on your back, etc.).
The diaphragm should cover your cervix, which is the entrance to your womb.
You may remove the diaphragm while you are in any position that is comfortable for you (standing, squatting, sitting on the toilet, lying on your back, etc.).
www.engenderhealth.org /wh/fp/cdia2.html   (1225 words)

 The Diaphragm
A diaphragm is a shallow dome-shaped rubber cup that you insert into your vagina to keep sperm from entering your cervix.
A diaphragm may be a good choice for you as a new parent because, unlike some hormonal methods, it doesn't interfere with lactation.
Finally, the diaphragm alone won't protect you against sexually transmitted infections, though the spermicide you use along with it may protect you against bacteria, like chlamydia and gonorrhea.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/postpartumsex/3567.html   (1277 words)

 MoonDragon's Obgyn Information & Discussion - Contraception: Diaphragm
The diaphragm is made of thin, soft rubber in a shape of a shallow cup or dome, with a flexible metal rim.
When contraceptive spermicide gel or cream is used with the diaphragm, its efficiency is significantly increased since the spermicide kills any sperm that may get past the rim of the diaphragm.
Do not remove the diaphragm to do this, but add the spermicide directly into the vagina near the cervix each time before the penis is inserted into the vagina.
www.moondragon.org /obgyn/contraception/diaphragm.html   (1575 words)

 DIAPHRAGM (Koro-Flex, Koromex, Ortho-Diaphragm) side effects, medical uses, and drug interactions.
The diaphragm and spermicide should remain in place for 6-8 hours after the last act of intercourse (time is dependent upon the product information for the spermicide).
The diaphragm should be removed as soon as possible after this time period.
If additional spermicide is required while the diaphragm is worn, the diaphragm should not be removed to apply the spermicide.
www.medicinenet.com /diaphragm/article.htm   (492 words)

 Birth Control: Diaphragm
A diaphragm is similar to a cervical cap.
A diaphragm may reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
You have the opportunity to stop the diaphragm at any time you choose in order to conceive.
www.anairhoads.org /bc/dia.shtml   (388 words)

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