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July 29, 1939

The Vaginal Diaphragm: Its Fitting and Use in Contraceptive Technique

JAMA. 1939;113(5):447. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800300077038

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This brief monograph relates solely to the diaphragm and jelly combination method of contraception, which is extensively used today. The method is fully described and well illustrated, so that the physician who wishes to acquaint himself with the details of the procedure will find the work entirely adequate. There is no attempt on the part of the author to discuss the various methods of birth control or to compare their relative merits. He limits his discussion to the vaginal diaphragm used in combination with a spermicidal jelly, and recommends this method to patients who desire such protection.

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