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Cervical cap
Description Beige Prentif cervical cap in the mold of the cervix.
Catalog number 2004.020.0125
Other Name Prentif cap
Notes Manufactured by Lamberts Ltd, the Prentif Cap was introduced in the 1930s. It allowed women to keep the cap in place for up to 2 days without applying any additional spermicide. In addition, it was reccommended to keep the cap in place for at least 8 hours after sex. However, it only had an 80% fitting rate for women.

Following the Vimule Controversy in the 1970s, the Prentif was approved by the FDA in 1988. However, it was ultimately withdrawn from the US market in 2005.

According to Contraceptive Technology, the Prentif had a failure rate of 9% for women who have never given birth and approximately 26% for women who have given birth.
Lexicon category Contraception
Lexicon sub-category Contraception, barrier
Collection Skuy Collection
Search Terms contraception
Cervical cap
Accession number 2004.020