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Welcome back, diaphragm! Caya is slated to hit the U.S. market

The Caya diaphragm is new, improved, and on its way to health care provider near you. (Next up, some new spermicides to go with it, please.)

Just when we were starting to worry about fans of this old-school barrier method, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has cleared a new diaphragm for sale in the United States. This diaphragm, which will be sold as Caya (a.k.a. SILCS), is made of silicone and women around the world helped design it. It comes in just one size that fits most women.

This good news means that U.S. women are one step closer to having a new non-hormonal birth control option. The crummy news is that it will probably be about a year before U.S. women can actually fill a prescription for Caya.

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