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Other Name Block Pessary
Description Undetermined material, orange and brown color, attached string, plaque describing it

Plaque reads - "The purpose of this block pessary was to occule the O.S. It was described in 1931 as an 'instrument of Torture.'

It is inserted into the vagina in the hope that one of the concave surfaces would fit over the cervix
(An Atlas of Contraception, Parmilla Senanayake and Malcom Potts, 1995)
Object ID 2004.020.0119
Accession number 2004.020
Collection Skuy Collection
Search Terms contraception
Cervical cap
Lexicon category Contraception
Lexicon sub-category Contraception, barrier
Object Name Cervical cap