Cervical cap


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5 cervical caps, 3 rubber, 2 plastic, 1950-1960.
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Black plastic cervical cap, 1950-1960

A cervical cap is a form of contraception that fits tightly over the entrance of the cervix. It blocks sperm from entering the uterus and thereby prevents fertilisation. Popular since the mid-1800s, their use has dropped dramatically in recent years.

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Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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cervical cap
Infield, J.

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