Item ID #

TCC-D4-I-015

Device

Multiload Cu250 short stem; MLCu-250

Device Type

Plastic and Metal

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Polyethylene; Copper wire

Developer

Willem A. A. Van Os, Netherlands

Manufacturer and Distributor

Multilan AG, Switzerland; Organon, Netherlands

Size

24mm (H) x 18mm (W)

Description

Polyethylene vertical stem from which two pliable barbed arms project downward. The stem has been wrapped with 250mm2 of copper wire. The device is a hybrid of the Dalkon Shield and the Tatum T with the spurs on the side arms provide a continuous fundal-seeking effect, but to not stretch the uterine cavity. Expulsive uterine contractions result in a flexing of the apex, which increases resistance to expulsion. See: Michel Thiery, "Multiload Devices", Intrauterine Contraception: Advances and Future Prospects, p. 87-94.

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Creation Date

1974

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; Plastic IUDs; Copper wire IUDs; Multiload

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