Ceramic paperweight of the contraceptive pill, c 1970.

Ceramic paperweight of the contraceptive pill, c 1970.
This paperweight was made to represent a contraceptive pill. The contraceptive pill became available in 1960. It uses female hormones to control fertility and became commercially viable when it was discovered that the Mexican yam was a cheap natural source of these hormones. The paperweight is ceramic.
 
Currently on display in:
Making the Modern World
Year made :
1965-1975
Inventory number :
1994-1329