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Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

Some women do get urinary tract infections from using the diaphragm. It might help if you urinate before inserting the diaphragm. Urinate again after you have sex.
You can also check with your health care provider to make sure your diaphragm fits correctly.
Still not working? If you are still having urinary tract infections and want to switch methods, consider a method you do not have to insert yourself each time you have sex.
Try a different method: implant, IUD, Patch, Pill, injectable.


  1. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. (2015). Canadian Contraception Consensus Chapter 5: Barrier Methods. JOGC Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , 37. Retrieved from https://www.jogc.com/article/S1701-2163(16)39376-8/pdf

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