Frequently Asked Questions

Rinovum Women’s Health, Inc.
300 Oxford Drive, Suite 330
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 200-7996

If you have any questions regarding fertility issues, please contact your physician.

The device is not to be used by those for whom it is medically unsafe to engage in sexual intercourse or to become pregnant.

The product is packaged in a medical clean room. To avoid contamination, customers are advised not to open or handle the device until they are ready to use it. The product is non-sterile.

There are no publications that discuss whether cap usage can cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome). The Instructions for Use instruct the user to remove the cap four to six hours after insertion to reduce the risk of TSS. The risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) exists for products like tampons and other vaginal devices. TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death. Warning signs of TSS include sudden fever (usually 102° F or more) and vomiting, diarrhea, fainting or near fainting when standing up, dizziness, or a rash that looks like a sunburn. If these or other signs of TSS appear, remove the cervical cap at once, and seek medical attention immediately.

The Stork is intended to assist you in achieving pregnancy. Pregnancy may involve serious health risks for both you and your unborn child. Consult your health care professional for possible risks before using The Stork.

No, The Stork does not protect against HIV or STD’s. Do not use semen from a partner who has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. To avoid HIV or STD’s DO NOT share The Stork.

The cap was designed for both women who have delivered before and women who have not. The cap was designed to accommodate both, and since the cervix sizes of both are very similar, the cap will fit both.

If partners wish to use an intimate moisturizer, make sure to use a sperm-friendly one. Most intimate moisturizers are harmful to sperm. Products such as Pre-Seed™ lubricant do not cause harm to sperm.

Use only the Conceptacle (the condom-like sheath with the cervical cap inside) provided in the Stork packaging. Other condoms may contain latex or spermicide which could kill sperm and impede your conception chances.

No, each device is designed for single-use only. None of The Stork parts should be reused or shared. Reuse of the device may result in an infection, which may endanger future fertility.

No, the Conceptacle is made of silicone and does not contain latex.

Yes, there are currently no contraindications for the use of fertility medications and cervical cap insemination. However, please speak with your physician regarding taking fertility medications if you plan to use The Stork.

The cervical cap should remain in place for no more than 6 hours. Remove the cervical cap after 4-6 hours of wear. Do not wear longer than 6 hours. Failure to remove the cervical cap could result in complications, including obstruction of physiological discharge and menstrual flow from the uterus, pain, abrasion/ulceration and/or infection.

You and your partner can return to normal activities immediately after placing the cervical cap and removing the applicator. You should not have sexual intercourse while the cervical cap is inserted as it may cause discomfort to you or your partner.

Three to six months of use on the three most fertile days of the female partner’s cycle is the suggested use. After six months of unsuccessful use, speak with your physician about another treatment option.

Your healthcare provider can provide refills on your first prescription. You will not need a new prescription for each time you would like to purchase The Stork. Our office will keep track of how many refills you have left in your prescription.

A prescription for The Stork from your healthcare provider can be emailed or faxed to Rinovum for verification.
You place an order for the product on our website, (secure website).
During the ordering process, you will be asked to provide your physician’s name, telephone number, and date of prescription. Once the prescription has been verified by Rinovum, the order will be processed, and the device will ship directly to the address supplied in the order.

You OR your physician’s office can EMAIL or FAX the prescription to our secure fax and email at:
FAX: 724-390-0047

Currently there is no insurance involvement.

The Stork is indicated for home use assisted insemination by couples who are trying to become pregnant. The Stork contains a cervical cap inside a condom-like silicone sheath and an applicator. It is used to collect semen into a cervical cap then deliver it outside of the cervix as an aid to conception. The Stork cervical cap should not be left in place for longer than 6 hours.

Historically, cervical caps have been used for both conception and contraception dating back to the 1950’s. Doctors have used cervical caps for insemination with great success rates (see journal articles). The Stork brings back that technique adding a special applicator to improve the delivery method of the cervical cap to the cervical os.

The Stork by Rinovum Women’s Health bridges the gap between natural intercourse and more aggressive, costly treatments. It is a more natural first-step in assisted reproductive treatments for a couple who is not ready to take the next step of IUI or IVF. The Stork is an at-home insemination product that uses cervical cap insemination as an aid to conception. The Stork collects semen through natural intercourse with a condom-like sheath, the Conceptacle®, then delivers it to the outside of the cervix by way of an applicator.

Couples who are trying to become pregnant.
• Male patients diagnosed with low sperm count or motility issues.
• Couples trying to become pregnant without intercourse.
• Healthy couples who desire to control timing.
• Couples who seek out private options for trying to conceive or at-home insemination options.
• Couples who are not ready to take the next-step of more aggressive treatment options (i.e. IUI, IVF).

The Stork by Rinovum Women's Health bridges the gap between natural intercourse and more aggressive, costly treatments. The Stork utilizes cervical cap insemination, giving couples the ability to use this technique in the privacy of home. It is a more natural, first-step in assisted reproductive treatments for a couple who is not ready to take the next step of IUI or IVF.

Yes, The Stork received FDA authorization to market in September of 2012.