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Dirk Wildemeersch MD has died

The tireless developer and genius inventor of contraceptive coils, Dirk Wildemeersch MD, has died. Over years of meticulous work, he developed the Gynefix® coil in 1984: the nylon thread with small copper beads is fixed in the wall of the uterus, and thus the risk of it being expelled without one noticing is very low.

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Large Collection of Pill Packs and Coils

Around 1.000 objects are encompassed in a new addition to our collection of contraceptive pills and coils. A large pill manufacturer had collected these in the 1970s all over the world for marketing research purposes.

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Simone Veil has died

As health minister, she introduced the right to have an abortion into France.