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FemCap™ is an FDA-approved, non-hormonal contraceptive device that fits directly over the cervix. Shaped like a sailor’s hat, FemCap™ is designed to remain in place during sexual activity to prevent sperm from entering the cervix.
This is a short video which describes FemCap™ design and use.
(Please note: the description video includes an audio commentary that may not be appropriate for public locations.)
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FemCap™ is inserted like a tampon and placed over the cervix prior to sexual activity. The FemCap™ can be applied 15 minutes – 40 hours prior to intercourse. It must remain inserted for at least 6 hours after intercourse (so that sperm dies and can not penetrate cervix during removal); however, the FemCap™ must be removed 24 hours after intercourse. Detailed usage instructions are included with every purchase.
FemCap™ is easy to use. The average user can learn how to insert and remove FemCap™ in a few minutes, and master it’s use in a few days. With practice, insertion can be as easy as putting in a tampon.
FemCap™ instructional videos in a variety of languages can be found by visiting this page.
For easy removal, FemCap™ has been designed with a convenient removal strap. However, in order to make the removal process even easier, you may choose to tie a cotton ribbon loop to the removal strap.
FemCap™ can remain in place up to 48 hours.
FemCap™ can be used as a continuous barrier; however, it should be removed at least every 48 hours even if no intercourse has taken place. It should then be cleaned and dried thoroughly before reinserting for another 48 hours.
After intercourse, the FemCap™ must stay in place for at least 6 hours.. The 6 hour period allows for the sperm that was collected by the FemCap™ to die before removal.
Prior to reinsertion, simply clean and thoroughly dry FemCap™.
In clinical trials, the effective rate of the second generation FemCap (the only cervical cap approved by the FDA) has been proven to be over 92% successful in preventing pregnancy. Only one pregnancy occurred among the 85 women who completed eight weeks of the study to test the second-generation FemCap. Based on this study, the typical failure rate of the second-generation FemCap was estimated to be 7.6 per hundred women per year.
However, it is estimated that FemCap’s success rate may be up to 98% with proper use (e.g. not forgotten, placed correctly, not removed too soon). In addition, if you would like to increase the efficacy rate, using spermicide can be used in addition to the FemCap (by lining the FemCap with spermicide) or as a backup.
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FemCap™ is a hormone-free. FDA-approved clinical trials indicate that there are no known local or systemic side effects from the use of FemCap™.
Although, FemCap™ doesn’t require custom fitting. U.S. residents must obtain a prescription. Your clinician will determine which size you need based on your obstetrical history.
FemCap™ comes in three sizes (22 mm, 26 mm, & 30 mm).
The 30 mm (Emerald); which was designed for women who have given birth vaginally.
The 26 mm (Sapphire) was designed for women who have been pregnant; but did not deliver vaginally (delivered by C-section or experienced a miscarriage or abortion).
The 22 mm (Pearl) was designed for women who have never been pregnant, (this includes no miscarriages or abortions.)
FemCap™ does not interrupt spontaneity or reduce sexual pleasure for either partner. It is inserted before any sexual arousal. Due to FemCap™’s unique design and soft composition, the woman cannot feel it at all, and the male partner rarely even notices that it is there.
No. The FemCap™ is specifically designed with a longer brim that prevents it from being dislodged during intercourse. In order to accommodate different sexual positions, FemCap™ is designed to rotate. As long as the FemCap™ is properly inserted, the FemCap™ ensures that the cervix remains covered throughout the sexual act.
FemCap™ CANNOT be used during menstruation,
The it fits over the cervix and would impede the natural flow of menstrual fluid.
We recommend that you use another form of contraception (like condoms) during your menstrual cycle.
FemCap™ is different than the diaphragm in many ways.
For more information on the differences between FemCap™ and the diaphragm, please click here.
We strongly believe that the FemCap™ is the best Cervical cap on the market and, so many of our customers agree! However, we know that not every product is for everybody and we want you to have the best non hormonal contraceptive experience possible. Please contact our customer service team so they can help you out.
If you’ve contacted customer service, received helpful tips, tried everything, and are still not satisfied with the FemCap™, we are happy to offer you a partial refund. Partial refunds (excluding shipping costs) of up to 50% are available for products up to 90 days from purchase the date, purchased directly from FemCap™.com with proof of purchase (order # is sufficient enough). You must send the product back to us and you are responsible for return shipping costs. Refunds will be processed once we receive the product and inspect it for any manufacturing defects.
Full refunds (excluding shipping costs) are available for products purchased directly from FemCap™.com within 45 days of purchase, unopened and unused with proof of purchase. You are responsible for return shipping. Refunds will be processed once we receive the product and verify that it is unused and unopened.
Note: This return policy only applies to products purchased directly from FemCap™.com. This does not include any purchases made through our third party distributors or re-sellers. If you have purchased from a third party distributor or re-seller, please contact the distributor you purchased from for their specific return policies. We are not responsible for the policies of any of our distributors.
Once you place an order through FemCap™.com, please allow for your order to be packaged and shipped.
Once your order has been packaged and shipped, you will receive an order confirmation containing your tracking number and carrier via email.
After you have your tracking number, you can follow the progress of your order; in addition, to location and exact time of arrival.
USPS – Tracking
Note: Tracking numbers for international orders… (must include letters with numbers when tracking)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your FemCap™ orders
Please contact American Mail Order Pharmacy which handles all of our FemCap™ orders:
1-888-772-3811 or 1-586-772-6872. The fax # is: 586 772-6873.
They can also be emailed at: Amoprx@comcast.net.