contraceptive diaphragm


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Noun1.contraceptive diaphragm - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plasticcontraceptive diaphragm - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
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The experimental vaginal ring was designed to be similar in size to the contraceptive diaphragm and released an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine, another drug that could prevent HIV.
And This Too Will Pass, 1983, features a figure with pale-pink spoons for eyes, somewhat reminiscent of the empty shells for eyes from Hans Scharer's Madonna paintings, while Running Mother, 1983, a figure holding a baby bottle aloft, has a white ring lined with sharp broken shells for a mouth, bringing to mind a hostile contraceptive diaphragm. The vagina dentata and its inverse recur in the exhibition--elsewhere, a teething ring on a young girl's dress suggests a vaginal opening.
The only really foolproof solution (according to the manufacturers) is a Manidular Advancement Device which at pounds 110 came in a special plastic box reminiscent of a contraceptive diaphragm, a distressingly huge object that is connected with screws and is so large it pulls your tongue forward all night, hence stopping snoring.