Ad for Ergoapiol, treatment for painful or
missing menstrual periods or other
irregularities of the menstrual cycle - or
Read Malcolm Gladwell's
riveting New Yorker magazine article
about the invention of the birth control pill.
contraceptive sponges disguised for other uses.
The Museum of Menstruation and Women's
An early (1964) birth control
("Physician's professional sample"),
A woman who has donated other
items to MUM kindly donated this
package to the museum.
Pp. 4-5, 6-7.
referred to at the bottom of p. 4
foam, which a syringe squirted into
the vagina, and sponges.
NEXT || Family
planning booklet: covers &
pp. 2-3, pp. 4-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16-"inside
back cover," 19-20 | Exterior
of Enovid-E package
- Interior of
the package with Pills - The
product insert explaining
composition, usage, precautions,
contraindications and side effects
- See early
contraceptive sponges disguised for
other uses. Ad for Ergoapiol, treatment for
painful or missing menstrual
periods or other irregularities of
the menstrual cycle - or for
abortion, 1904. Patent
at this museum.
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