Device

OMGA Copper

Developer

Rene Malgouyat

Item ID #

TCC-D1-I-029

Device

OMGA Copper

Device Type

Closed Loop

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Plasthyd; barium sulfate; copper

Developer

Rene Malgouyat

Manufacturer and Distributor

Sodermec, Souillac, France ; Rene Cornut, France

Size

19mm (L) x 24mm (W)

Description

According to Russel J. Thomsen M.D., some 15 models of the OMGA Copper IUD were manufactured by Sodermec. The surface of the IUD was impregnated with acetate and nitrate salts of copper. The cervical threads (not present here) would have been attached through the eyelet at the base (cervical end) of the device. The device's shape somewhat mimics the shape of the uterus. The device was marketed and used through the 1960s to 1980s.

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Creation Date

1975

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; OMGA; Copper IUDs

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