IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Cervical cap

The cervical cap is a birth control (contraceptive) device that prevents sperm from entering the uterus. The cervical cap is a reusable, deep silicone cup that is inserted into the vagina and fits tightly over the cervix. The cervical cap is held in place by suction and has a strap to help with removal.

The cervical cap is effective at preventing pregnancy only when used with spermicide. Only one cervical cap — FemCap — has Food and Drug Administration approval in the U.S. It must be fitted and prescribed by a health care provider.


Why it's done Risks How you prepare What you can expect

When used with spermicide, the cervical cap helps prevent pregnancy. Among various benefits, the cervical cap:

  • Allows prompt return to fertility
  • Can be used while breast-feeding beginning six weeks after delivery
  • Can be inserted hours before sex and remain in place for up to 48 hours
  • Doesn't require a partner's cooperation
  • Poses few if any side effects

The cervical cap isn't appropriate for everyone, however. Your health care provider may discourage use of the cervical cap if you:

  • Are allergic to spermicide or silicone
  • Are at high risk of or have HIV/AIDS
  • Are at high risk of pregnancy — you're younger than age 30, you have sex three or more times a week, you've had previous contraceptive failure with vaginal barrier methods or you're not likely to consistently use the cervical cap
  • Have vaginal or cervical abnormalities that interfere with the fit, placement or retention of the cervical cap
  • Have vaginal bleeding or a vaginal, cervical or pelvic injury or infection
  • Have a history of pelvic inflammatory disease; toxic shock syndrome; uterine, cervical or vaginal cancer; uterine tract infections; or vaginal or cervical tissue tears
  • Recently gave birth or had a miscarriage or an abortion

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