Item ID #
TCu 200 - Tail-less
Plastic and Metal; Multiplane
Polyethylene, Copper, Barium Sulfate
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.
U.S.: 3,533,406 - original 'T'
36mm (L) x 32mm (W)
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".
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.
Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; T-Device; Tatum T; Population Council