The SILCS single-size diaphragm from PATH, a non-profit out of Seattle, Washington has been CE Marked in Europe according to the company. The device, which will be named Caya contoured diaphragm, was designed to bring the option of diaphragm-based birth control to more women around the world, particularly those living in poorer regions.
The device is made of durable silicone, and because it is one-size-fits-all it doesn’t require a trained clinician to help pick the right size for every woman.
From PATH’s product info page:
Since 1994, we’ve engaged women from four continents in evaluating and refining this contraceptive barrier. The result is a device that is acceptable to women and their partners in widely diverse regions, even in countries where women had no previous experience using diaphragms.
Primary design evaluations occurred in the United States. Later studies with couples in South Africa, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic confirmed that SILCS fits women from diverse regions, is easy to insert and use, and is acceptable to both partners.
Men in the Dominican Republic even reported enjoying the sensation of sex more when their partners used the SILCS diaphragm—a very positive finding that bodes well for the likelihood of couples using it for both protection and pleasure.
Product page: SILCS diaphragm…