• Joyce Dolphin Cappiello C.N.S., M.S.,

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    • Marilyn Grainger-Harrison received her R.N. from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry Nurse Midwifery Program in 1977. Currently she has a private practice specializing in home & birth center births and well-woman gynecological and contraceptive care in seacoast New Hampshire.

  • Marilyn Grainger-Harrison C.N.M.

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    • Joyce Dolphin Cappiello received her B.S.N. from Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa and her M.S. as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in maternal and child health from Boston College. Currently she provides well-woman gynecological care at the New Hampshire Feminist Health Center, Portsmouth, N.H. where she is an investigator in an FDA approved study on cervical caps.

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The cervical cap is generating much political and clinical interest. A review of the literature was undertaken to learn the historical use and application of the cervical cap. Current status and political factors affecting the cap's use in this country are discussed. A management guide for cap fitting and use is included. With thorough client instruction, time for proper fitting and practice with follow-up, the cap is an effective method for women.