Birth Control | Cervical CapCervical Cap

A cervical cap is a small, silicone cup that resembles a sailor’s hat, which is inserted into the vagina to cover the cervix and keep sperm out. The cap is most effective when used with a spermicide.

To use the cervical cap, before having sex, add spermicide (to block or kill sperm) to the device. Place it inside your vagina to cover your cervix. It must be left in place for at least  6-8 hours after sex to prevent pregnancy. The cervical cap should be taken out within 48 hours.




71% – 86% typical use

(Information is not available for perfect use.)

Things you may like about the cervical cap:

  • Non-hormonal
  • No menstrual changes
  • Can stay in for up to 48 hours

Things you may dislike about the cervical cap:

  • Prescription is required
  • Must work with healthcare provider to make sure it fits correctly
  • Irritation and allergic reactions
  • Hard time taking it out
  • Could cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) if left in too long
  • Increases chances of urinary tract infections (UTI)


$90 online, plus the cost of a visit and/or prescription.

MyAlly Health may not have this method on hand, but we can write you a prescription!

*Disclaimer: Costs are an estimate. Additional or different services may be ordered by the provider that may not be included in this price.

Does it protect against STIs?

No. The cervical cap does not protect from STIs. Use condoms to reduce the spread of STIs.

Disclaimer: This website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have.