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An early developmental form of the contraceptive pill

These tablets are an early developmental form of the contraceptive pill. The actual number of 26 tablets are found in a plastic strip that has 26 compartments. This strip comes in an envelope, on which are written the instructions for use.

The first tablet is to be taken on the first day of menstruation. The tablets are to be taken correctly in sequence, and no day can be skipped until all the tablets are finished.


Inventory number: 2434
Material: paper, plastic
Dimensions, in cm: 65,2 x 2,6 x 0,4
Condition: some tablets are missing; the tablets that are present are disintegrating
Donor: Dame Margaret Sparrow