Cervical cap, 1920-1960
A cervical cap is a barrier contraceptive. It is inserted by a woman before sex. The cap sits over the cervix. It acts as a barrier to sperm entering the uterus. Cervical caps come in different sizes and material including rubber, plastic and metal. This cap was developed by a Dr Rauh. It is made of aluminium and inscribed with ‘Rauh’s Vetovit, size 0’.
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The use of methods and techniques to prevent pregnancy from sex.
Glossary: cervical cap
A barrier form of contraception. It consists of a thimble-shaped device which fits tightly over the entrance of the cervix. It blocks sperm from entering the uterus and thereby prevents fertilisation. Popular since the mid-1800s, their use has dropped dramatically in recent years.