20/08/2019

Cap or diaphragm

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

Over 45

Time taken

Time used:

8+ years

Had children

Had children:

Yes

Reviewer height

Height:

5'4"/162.5cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb

Currently using

Currently using:

No I've stopped using it

Experience

Tried the pill in my early 20s but didn’t like the side effects, felt generally unwell and slightly “down” while taking it. Started using the cap in my mid-twenties, first one fitted at the wonderful Marie Stopes Centre, but subsequent ones refitted after two preganancies by my (female) GP. Used it for about 25 years until menopause (apart from gaps to have children). Brilliant if used properly with gel or cream, no side effects, and means when you want to attempt a pregnancy your body doesn’t have to adjust to your normal hormone levels as it does if you take the pill. Pregnant within 3 months of trying for both my preganancies.

Impact whilst taking

Time taken

Mood:

Neutral - no change

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Had children

Periods:

No change

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Side effects whilst taking

Head

No effects on the head

Body

No effects on the body

Down There

No effects on the nether regions

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Neutral - no change

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

1 month

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Head

No effects on the head

Body

No effects on the body

Down There

No effects on the nether regions

Experience after taking

Stopped using it to get pregnant. No hormonal changes as unaffected by this form of contraception. Pregnant within 3 months on both occasions.

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