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Obtaining a diaphragm in Jerusalem

24 September, 2009

Question:

My rav said I could use a diaphragm for birth control for a certain amount of time. Where can I get one fitted, and where can I obtain one? I'm in Jerusalem. Thank you!


Answer:

You can get a diaphragm fitted by a gynecologist, including the following (this list may not be comprehensive):

  • The Shilo Contraceptive Clinic, 625-8412, 625-8841
  • The B'shvilaych women's clinic in Geulah, 502-1096
  • Dr Chana Catane (private or Meuchedet), 651-4259
  • Dr Rodney Zentner, 624-8828
  • Dr Hava Schreiber, 653-6854
  • Dr Ernst Faus (Meuchedet), 561-2480

Diaphragms can also be fitted privately by a qualified nurse or midwife. You can find a list of women who fit diaphragms in Israel here. The page is in Hebrew, and the list is at the end of the page.

Once you are fitted and have a prescription, you can obtain a diaphragm at:

  • Alba Pharmacy, Kikar Zion, 625-3703
  • Wolfson pharmacy, 562-2361,
  • Har Nof Pharmacy, 651-8294 

You can also directly contact the importer to Israel:  Itzik Pozansk, 052-838-9101.

Please be back in touch with any further questions.

Note to website visitors: This information is current as of summer, 2009. Please feel free to contact us with additional information and we will update as necessary. Thank you!


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