Developer

Wu Y

Item ID #

TCC-D4-I-001

Device

Shanghai VCu-200

Device Type

Closed Loop; Plastic & metal

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Silicone, Copper wire, stainless steel

Developer

Dr. Wu Y, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China

Size

37mm (L) x 22mm (W)

Description

Silicone plastic on a flexible wire frame with 200mm2 of copper wire (total) split into 4 segments. Two green nylon (?) threads tying the two ends of the device into a closed loop. Releases copper at a rate of 9.33 mcg per day. this unit appears to exhibit corrosion of the copper wire.

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Creation Date

1973

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; Chinese IUDs

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