Historically, cervical caps have been used for both conception and contraception dating back to the 1950’s. The cervical cap keeps the sperm at the opening of the cervix for up to 6 hours. Benefits of cervical cap insemination include:
• Pregnancy success rates of up to 20%, comparable to intrauterine insemination success rates (16-21%). • Prevention of backflow of semen into the vagina1.
• Prolonged exposure of the spermatozoa (Sperm cell) to the cervical mucus1.
• Enables sperm to bypass the vaginal environment quickly, reducing the risk of sperm loss in the vaginal
• Considered a less invasive method of aiding in conception with a limited number of risks2.
The Stork OTC uses this technique adding a special applicator to improve the delivery method of the cervical cap to the cervical opening.
1 “A Prospective, randomized, cross-over comparison of two methods of artificial insemination by donor on the incidence of conception: Intracervical insemination by straw versus cervical cap”, Human Reproduction, Vol. 12, no.9 1945-1948, 1997, Flierman, Hendrikus, et al. 2 “Evaluation of the e ect of a cervical cap device on sperm functional characteristics in vitro”, ANDROLOGIA 33, (2001), M. C. Mahony.