Item ID #

TCC-D4-I-003

Device

TCu 200 - Tail-less

Device Type

Plastic and Metal; Multiplane

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Polyethylene, Copper, Barium Sulfate

Developer

Howard Tatum; Jaime Zipper

Manufacturer and Distributor

Finishing Enterprises, U.S.; Population Council, NY; G. D. Searle & Co., U.S.; Ortho Pharmaceutical, ltd., U.K.

Patent

U.S.: 3,533,406 - original 'T'

Size

36mm (L) x 32mm (W)

Description

T-shaped IUD with 200mm2 of copper wire wrapped around the stem. Polyethylene with barium sulfate added for radiopacity. Ball at cervical end of stem. Modified with a silastic band that holds the two black cervical threads up towards the fundus, thus making the device "tail-less".

Preview

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Creation Date

1972

Rights

Physical rights to the device and the photograph of such are retained by Loma Linda University. Copyrights and patent rights are observed in accordance with U. S. copyright and patent laws.

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; T-Device; Tatum T; Population Council

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