Barrier Methods

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Barrier Methods for Contraception and STI Prevention (August 2012, amended October 2015)

01 October 2015

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of barrier methods for contraception and STI prevention. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

Please read this guidance document in conjunction with any relevant clinical statements for this topic.

FSRH New Product Review: One size contraceptive diaphragm (Caya®) (August 2014)

01 August 2014

Diaphragms are non-hormonal barrier methods of contraception that protect women against pregnancy by preventing sperm reaching the cervix. A single size contraceptive cap, FemCap, has been available since 2004, but until recently diaphragm products have been made in a range of sizes and designs. As a result women may have been required to try several types of diaphragm during the fitting process.

This document is up-to-date