What Caused the Death of the Diaphragm?
Birth control pills and condoms have long superseded the diaphragm as women’s first choices of birth control. Could its popularity ever be revived?
The divide between mine and my mother’s generation of women is glaring when it comes to a number of areas. We prefer The Notebook, while they prefer An Officer and a Gentleman. We crush on Ryan Reynolds while they mooned over John F. Kennedy Jr. We down Red Bull while they imbibed Tab.
But nowhere is this generational divide more apparent than when it comes to the diaphragm.
While the contraceptive device was a well-established option for women 30 years ago, it has all but disappeared from the latest generation of sexually active women.