Device

Multiloop

Developer

Frank Eshelman

Item ID #

TCC-D1-I-016

Device

Multiloop; Birdsall Birdcage

Device Type

Closed Loop

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Radio-opaque polyethylene

Developer

Frank Eshelman

Manufacturer and Distributor

North West Plastics; Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.

Patent

U.S. No. 3,457,915

Size

37mm (L) x 33mm (W)

Description

Device of two identical halves composed of three closed loops each, folded in half and tied closed with green cervical thread. There is no record of clinical use of this device. Although the polyethylene is quite pliable, the design would not lend itself it easy insertion. Also referred to as the Birdsall "Birdcage".

Preview

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Creation Date

1966

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;

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