Is it hard to insert and/or remove the diaphragm?

It’s hard to insert and/or remove.

This might get easier with practice. If you haven’t yet read our section on how to use it, you might want to check that out.

Still not working?

If practice hasn’t helped, you might want to choose a method you don’t have to insert inside you. If you really want to stick with a barrier method, check out one that you don’t have to put inside you, like male condoms.

Or check out a method you don’t have to think about every time you have sex, like the IUD, implant, patch, shot, pill, or ring.

Want to learn more?

Select one of the related topics to find more.