Ensure client understands correct use
  • Ask the client to repeat how and when to insert and remove the diaphragm.
Explain that use becomes easier with time
  • The more practice she has with inserting and removing the diaphragm, the easier it will get.
Describe the most common side effects
  • Itching and irritation in or around the vagina or penis.
Explain about emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)
Explain about replacement
  • When a diaphragm gets thin, develops holes, or becomes stiff, it should not be used and needs to be replaced. She should obtain a new diaphragm about every 2 years.