Ferdinand Peeters (1918-1998)

It is him that we have to thank for the first ever pill in Germany, Anovlar: he investigated, assessed and developed the dosage of a Schering research preparation.


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.


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.


Simone Veil has died

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