Intra Uterine "Double S" LIPPES LOOP

Date
Circa 1970s
Description
"LIPPES LOOP, LOOP D". Manufactured by Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, New Jersey and distributed in Australia by Ethnor. Size D, in original plastic box with manufacturer's loose olive/brown paper label with white print in the base of the box. Plastic IUD's were introduced to Australia circa 1970's. First were gynae-coils (tended to un-coil & fall out). The second were Lippes Loops. Different sizes A, B, C to fit comfortably at the fundus of the uterus between fallopian tubes with no lateral pressure.
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Object detail

Medium
Plastic
Measurements
3.0 x 12.0 x 10.0 cm
Accession Number
A2003_99_107
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