Cervical cap, 1920-1960

1930-1960 in Germany

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Aluminium cervical Portio cap, inscribed "Rauh's Vetovit", size 0

A cervical cap is a barrier contraceptive. It is inserted by a woman before sex. The cap sits over the cervix. It acts as a barrier to sperm entering the uterus. Cervical caps come in different sizes and material including rubber, plastic and metal. This cap was developed by a Dr Rauh. It is made of aluminium and inscribed with ‘Rauh’s Vetovit, size 0’.

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Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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aluminium (metal) and complete
cervical cap
Marie Stopes Memorial Foundation

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