Goat Friends (frolicnaked) wrote in vaginapagina,
Goat Friends

Diaphragms & IUDs

Just wondering if anyone knows of credible sources stating whether diaphragm use is contraindicated with an IUD in place (or vice versa, whether getting an IUD is contraindicated if one intends to keep using a diaphragm for contraception).

On the one hand, I'm speculating that since Instead menstrual cups are recommended not to be used with an IUD in place and that since my diaphragm behaves remarkably like an Instead in my vagina, there's a risk of pulling an IUD out of place by catching the strings during diaphragm removal.

On the other, when I Google, I'm not finding anything that addresses the combination specifically. This may be because they are fine to use together. However, it may also be because these sources haven't thought about the contraceptive combination as a possibility that some people might want.

Anyone know of authoritative health sources that do talk about using IUDs and diaphragms together -- and if so, what the verdict is? Thanks!

Cross posted to iud_divas and vaginapagina.
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