Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

Description (Brief)
Gedeon Richter, Ltd. of Budapest, Hungary, produced this Plan B emergency contraceptive in 2001. The Women’s Capital Corporation of Kirkland, Washington, distributed these Plan B pills. Two tablets of levonorgestrel are packaged in a blue cardboard folder that is sealed in plastic. An additional Demo pill pack is included and contains no pills. The interior of the folder contains directions for use, and a small paper of patient information tucked into a slot in the cardboard. The reverse side of the folder contains more detailed information about what Plan B is and how it is used. Included in the packaging is a tri-fold cardboard informational pamphlet that uses a rendition of Rosie the Riveter with the slogan “Back up your Birth Control with EC.”
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Object Name
emergency contraceptive, oral
contraceptive, oral
date made
Women's Capital Corporation
Gedeon Richter, Ltd.
Physical Description
levonorgestrel, 0.75 mg (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
overall: 7.8 cm x 9 cm x .8 cm; 3 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 5/16 in
overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x .635 cm
place made
Magyarország: Budapest, Budapest
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Birth Control/Contraception
Birth Control
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Birth Control
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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