Caya: A New-Age Diaphragm
Caya is the modern take on traditional diaphragms: the classic barrier contraceptive featuring a circular silicon or rubber dome inserted into the vaginal canal before intercourse to block sperm from entering the cervix.
There are seven typical diaphragm sizes, and when using a traditional diaphragm, a precise fitting is essential to effective use. Using the wrong size diaphragm results in drastically less effective contraception. The fact that diaphragm size changes when you gain or lose weight, give birth, or go through other vaginal procedures further complicates the process of ensuring you are using the correct size device.
The Caya diaphragm replaces this difficult sizing system with one single size device. Caya is not a one size fits all diaphragm. Rather, once confirming you fall within the size range of 65mm to 80mm, you can use Caya without worrying about frequent refitting.
About 80% of women fit into the range of sizes that are compatible with Caya. Women who do not fit in this range must use either a traditional diaphragm or a cervical cap.
Single Size. Contoured Design.
The Caya diaphragm (called SLICs diaphragm during testing stages) created a new-age diaphragm revolution. Caya re-envisioned a perfect diaphragm, eliminating common complaints of difficulty removing the device and the need for extremely precise sizing.
Breakthroughs in design and technology resulted in a contoured shaped diaphragm, as opposed to the traditional circular diaphragm shape. This new shape conforms more accurately to the vaginal canal, is easier to use, more comfortable, and anatomically designed to fit a wide range of women. The rim of the Caya is feather light and easy to fold for insertion, yet flexible and strong enough to provide a secure fit.
Although an initial fitting is recommended, the Caya is available OTC (over the counter) in the EU. Diaphragm users who already know their size can easily replace their old diaphragms with Caya. For women who cannot find a health practitioner to fit them for a diaphragm or a Caya diaphragm, FemCap cervical cap is the only option that does not need a fitting.