Example of a new and improved cervical cap. It is placed by the woman herself onto the cervix together with a spermicidal cream.
Cervical caps can be put in place after menstruation has subsided and can stay until the next bleeding. The cervical cap has to be fitted precisely to the size of the cervix. The cervix is smaller in women who have not yet given birth.
Cervical caps were manufactured from various materials – the present example is made from Silicon. Newer models can more easily be inserted and removed by women themselves than earlier ones.
A round blue box contains a see-through cervical cap. The cap is a newer model made of silicon. The box’s closure seal is severed.