Rubber diaphragm, Europe, 1920-1950

Made:
1920-1950 in Europe

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Rubber diaphragm, Europe, 1920-1950. Overhead view of whole object against graduated grey background.
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Rubber diaphragm, Europe, 1920-1950. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rubber diaphragm, Europe, 1920-1950. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rubber diaphragm, Europe, 1920-1950

The diaphragm is a form of barrier contraception. The diaphragm is inserted by the woman before sex. It sits over the cervix to act as a barrier to sperm entering the uterus. Diaphragms come in different sizes. They are initially fitted by a physician. This establishes the shape of the cervix and the size and type of diaphragm required.

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Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
A626849
Materials:
complete, metal (unknown), rubber (unidentified)
type:
diaphragm
credit:
Marie Stopes Memorial Foundation
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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