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.”

Date Made: 2001-09

Maker: Women's Capital CorporationGedeon Richter, Ltd.

Place Made: Hungary: Budapest, Budapest

Subject: Birth Control/Contraception, Women's Health

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, Birth Control


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Women's Capital Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0351.01Catalog Number: 2002.0351.01Accession Number: 2002.0351

Object Name: emergency contraceptive, oralcontraceptive, oral

Physical Description: levonorgestrel, 0.75 mg (drug active ingredients)paper (container material)Measurements: overall: 7.8 cm x 9 cm x .8 cm; 3 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 5/16 inoverall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x .635 cmoverall, reference tri-fold card: 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; .3175 cm x 8.89 cm x 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_1183038

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