FemCap™ Considered Best Alternative to Discontinued “Cervical Cap”

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For women who relied on the Prentif Cavity-Rim Cervical cap or more commonly known as the Â?cervical capÂ? as their preferred birth control, need not to worry. The FemCapÂ? is expected to become the best choice for females in the U.S. who preferred a non-hormonal birth control method.

For women who relied on the Prentif Cavity-Rim Cervical cap or more commonly known as the “cervical cap” as their preferred birth control, need not to worry. The FemCap™ is expected to become the best choice for females in the U.S. who preferred a non-hormonal birth control method.

In March 2005, Cervical Cap, Ltd. (http://www.cervcap.com) - the only distributor in the US of the Prentif Cavity-Rim Cervical cap-has dissolved and will no longer be doing business in the U.S. However, the latest FDA-approved FemCap™ is the newest cervical cap on the market with several advantages for women who are unable to use hormonal birth control or intrauterine devices such as the IUD.

First and most importantly, the FemCap™ offers women what they want—a non-hormonal, latex-free contraceptive device that is easy to use. In contrast to the condom, the FemCap is entirely under the control of women, and does not interrupt spontaneity or reduce sexual pleasure.

Secondly, unlike the Diaphragm that is worn for 24 hour, the FemCap™ can be worn for up to 48 hours at time and is made of non-allergenic material. It is available at a low cost (typically $2–3 per month) and reusable for up to two years. The FemCap was preferred by more than 75 percent of users who have had prior experience with the Diaphragm during the clinical trials that was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

“The FemCap is a futurist, very safe, effective and highly acceptable mechanical barrier which covers the cervix completely and potentially protects the cervix from the invading sperm, bacteria and viruses,” according to its developer Dr. Alfred Shihata, a Scripps Health physician of San Diego, CA.

For more information on the FemCap™ visit http://www.femcap.com. For additional information on the Prentif Cavity-Rim Cervical Cap, visit http://www.cervcap.com

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