Rubber vault cap

Made:
1938-1940
Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one

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Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Rubber vault cap, in original box, modified "Dumas Antigeniture", by E.L.S., c.1939

Contraceptive caps are variously called cervical, vault or diaphragm caps. They are barrier contraceptives. Contraceptive caps sit over the cervix, acting as a barrier to sperm entering the uterus.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A606497
Materials:
box, paper and cap, rubber
type:
cervical cap
credit:
Marie Stopes Memorial Foundation