Oral Contraceptive

Description (Brief)
This oral contraceptive was produced by an unknown manufacturer during the second half of the 20th century. It has a unique design as both a memory aid and dispenser. The paper tab on the left lists the days of the week, with a notched side to allow for different days to be assigned to different pills. The 21 pills are stacked in a plastic vial, with directions to begin taking a white pill on day five, until day 21, when the 5 pink tablets will be taken for the next 5 days.
Currently not on view
Object Name
contraceptive tablets
contraceptive, oral
overall: 9.3 cm x 7.6 cm x 2 cm; 3 21/32 in x 3 in x 25/32 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 in x 3/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 7.62 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Birth Control
Birth Control/Contraception
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Birth Control
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Sanger Center

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