Device

Plastic M

Developer

M. E. Chaft

Item ID #

TCC-D1-I-026

Device

Plastic M

Device Type

Linear

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Polyethylene; Barium sulfate

Developer

M. E. Chaft

Patent

U.S. No. 3,683,905

Size

28mm (L) x 39mm (W) in present shape

Description

M-shaped device of polyethylene with barium sulfate added for radiopacity. The arms of the 'M' end in bulbs to help prevent perforation of the uterine wall. M. E. Chaft first developed the M-211 device; this is the plastic version of that device.

Preview

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Creation Date

1970

Rights

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

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; Plastic IUDs; M-shaped IUDs

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