1960 (Physicians' Product Brochure No. 67,
G.D. Searle & Co., U.S.A.)
Ad for Ergoapiol, treatment for painful or
missing menstrual periods or other
irregularities of the menstrual cycle - or
Read Malcolm Gladwell's riveting New Yorker
about the invention of the birth control pill.
contraceptive sponges disguised for other uses.
The Museum of Menstruation and Women's
An early (1964) birth control
("Physician's professional sample"),
This booklet, from the company
that made the early contraceptive
pill (er, Pill) Enovid-E,
accompanied the donation of Enovid
material. I don't know if it
was originally packaged with the
rest or came separately.
A woman who has donated other
items to MUM kindly donated this
package to the museum.
The back (left) & front covers
(on coated - shiny - stock) of the
booklet. Each page measures 4 x 7"
(about 10 x 17.8 cm).
Pp. 2-3. The text discusses families, not single women,
on whom the Pill had a huge
Part of the page 2 enlarged.
Family planning booklet: covers &
pp. 2-3, pp. 4-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16-"inside
back cover," 19-20 | Exterior
of Enovid-E package
- Interior of
the package with Pills - The
product insert explaining
composition, usage, precautions,
contraindications and side effects
- See early
contraceptive sponges disguised for
Ad for Ergoapiol, treatment for
painful or missing menstrual
periods or other irregularities of
the menstrual cycle - or for
abortion, 1904. Patent
at this museum.
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