If you are a consumer or patient please visit this version. Some cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome TSS have been reported in women using barrier contraceptives, including the sponge. TSS is a rare, but serious disease that may cause death. Warning signs of TSS include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, dizziness, faintness or a sunburn-like rash on face or body.
The sponge is inserted through the vaginal opening and should be placed in the deepest part of the vagina just below the cervix. The cervix is at the bottom end of the uterus. The best way to figure out where to insert the birth control sponge is to sit on the edge of a chair with your knees apart. You will find the vaginal opening between the labia. It will be just below the small urinary opening and one or two inches below the clitoris. The easiest way to locate your cervix is to squat.