Highlights from 1 July 2015

Our new highlights: Polygon-Coil and Parsley





At present, parsley’s yellowish-white flowers are blooming in our gardens. They, and even more the plant’s seeds, contain plenty of essential oils, including poisonous apiol. In folk medicine, parsley was employed for abortions. Using this method isn’t advisable, as it bears risks, from allergic reactions to cardiac arrest. Read more here: http://en.muvs.org/topic/parsley-en/

More than 70 different models of coils are on display in our museum, though few of them are actually shaped liked coils. The nearly endless variety includes many aesthetically attractive specimens. The effectiveness of the individual prototypes is, however, another matter. The Polygon’s a Danish model from the 1960s. Read more here: http://en.muvs.org/contraception/spirals/polygon-id2541-en/

 

Visit the Museum for Contraception and Abortion (MUVS), Mariahilfer Gürtel 37, 1150 Vienna, open Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., or visit our website on http://en.muvs.org/ and our facebooksite http://www.facebook.com/eMUVS.