Cervical cap, 1920-1960

Made:
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’.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A606496
Materials:
aluminium (metal) and complete
type:
cervical cap
credit:
Marie Stopes Memorial Foundation