Model of a contraceptive pill, Europe, c. 1970

Made:
1965-1975 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Ceramic model of contraceptive pill, as a paperweight, c.1970

This paperweight was made to represent a contraceptive pill. The contraceptive pill became available in 1960. It uses female hormones to control fertility and became commercially viable when it was discovered that the Mexican yam was a cheap natural source of these hormones. The paperweight is ceramic.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
1994-1329
type:
oral contraceptive pill
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • drug
  • tablet
credit:
Almeida, J.