Device

Spring Coil

Item ID #

TCC-D2-I-023a

Device

Spring Coil

Device Type

Linear; Coil

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Molded alathon-20 polyethylene

Developer

Elton Kessel, Pathfinder Fund, USA

Manufacturer and Distributor

Elton Kessel, Pathfinder Fund, USA

Size

80mm (L); approx. 5mm diam.

Description

Coil has four monofilament nylon cervical threads - two attached to the end of the device for identification and removal, and two attached higher for situating the device in the uterus during insertion (lacking in this example). Instead of being a true coil, the device is composed of a series of loops all connected along a central spine (not visible in this photo). This IUD was not available commerically.

Preview

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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 are observed in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; Coils; Springs

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