Ortho Diaphragm


Vaginal diaphragm with an “ORTHO / ??” inscription in a circular white plastic case. Ortho Pharmaceutical was formed in 1931 as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to produce Ortho-Gynol, the first prescription spermicidal contraceptive jelly. It introduced the coil-spring diaphragm in the 1940s.

Maker: Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Raritan

Subject: Birth Control/ContraceptionWomen's Health


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Credit Line: Dr. Robert J. Locurto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0160.06Accession Number: 1980.0160Catalog Number: 1980.0160.06

Object Name: Diaphragmcontraceptive, diaphragm

Physical Description: metal (overall material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 4 in; x .9525 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-5929-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_729439

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