Two bottles of Depo-Provera slow-release contraceptive

1979-1981 in Crawley

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1981-1430 Pt5: Tube of Duragel contraceptive jelly, made by LRC Products Ltd., London, 1981. 1981-1436 Pt2: Bottles of
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Bottles of Depo-Provera, two of three, prepared by Upjohn Ltd., Crawley, Sussex, by Gillette, British, 1979-1981

Depo-Provera is the brand name of medroxyprogesterone acetate. This slow-release contraceptive is seen on the bottom left of the image. Depo-Provera is administered by injection. It is a short-term anti-fertility agent and also treats endometriosis. This is a condition where cells such as the ones in the lining of the womb grow elsewhere in the body causing pain and inflammation. Women use it when other contraceptives are inappropriate. It is also used when a woman has been sterilised but wants a short-term contraceptive until the results of the operation are assured. The bottles were prepared by Upjohn Limited in England.


Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
1981-1436 Pt2
cardboard, metal, paper and plastic
slow-release contraceptive

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