Bronze pessary, Roman, 200 BCE-400 CE
A pessary can be one of three things: a device to support the vagina or uterus; a form of contraception; or a medical treatment. This bronze ring which has two parts was used to support the uterus.
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The use of methods and techniques to prevent pregnancy from sex.
The hollow reproductive organ in female mammals. The uterus is where the foetus develops after conception. The word 'womb' is often used among non-medical people to refer to the same area.
An object placed in the vagina and used to deliver medicine, as a contraceptive or as a muscle support.