'Marvelon' oral contraceptive pills, Europe, 1981-1985

Made:
1981-1985 in Europe
maker:
Organon International

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Marvelon contraceptive tablets. Top three quarter view, dark grey background
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Marvelon contraceptive tablets. Top three quarter view. dark grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Marvelon' oral contraceptive tablets in blister pack with cardboard carton, by Organon International, Europe, 1981-1985 (see note).

‘Marvelon’ is a type of ‘third generation’ oral contraceptive pill. Third generation pills have slightly different combinations of hormones than earlier brands. In the mid-1990s, third generation pills were thought to increase the risk of blood clotting. However, research has now found the risk of blood clotting was lower than in pregnancy.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
1987-799/179
Materials:
aluminium alloy, materia medica, plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
packets: 3 mm x 92 mm x 63 mm, .001kg
type:
oral contraceptive pill
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • tablet
  • drug
status:
Permanent collection

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