|Other Name||Vimule Cap|
|Description||Hard rubber/plastic, dark brown (translucent looks like black/red), inscribed at top "Garanto 3"|
French origin, manufactured by Lamberts Ltd
Comes in 3 sizes and flared rim that attached itself to the vaginal walls surrounding the cervix, like the Dumas. Becase it does not cling to the cervix itself (rather vaginal walls), it does not require a specific fit so women that cannot use the Prentif can use this.
The cap was known to give about 15% of patients small nicks or cuts in their vaginas. The cuts resembled the callus-like formations that occur in the mouths of people who had braces. The cuts were attributed to the rough edge of the cap. In 1983, the US FDA forbade the further use of the Vimule cap. People wanted the manufacturers to redesign the cap. However, the company said that the people who suffered cuts wore the cap for 48 hours instead of the reccommended 24 hours. Thus, the company refused to spend the money to cast a new mold. It is still available in Europe, Austrailia, and elsewhere.
|Lexicon sub-category||Contraception, barrier|
|Object Name||Cervical Cap|