New female intravaginal barrier contraceptive device. Preliminary clinical trial.


The Fem Cap, a silicone rubber cervical cap, is shaped like a sailor's hat. While its dome covers the cervix, its rim fits snugly into the vaginal fornices, and its brim adheres and conforms to the vaginal walls. A spermicidal material is applied to the cap, then it is positioned over the cervix by hand or with a special applicator. The device is removed by… (More)