A 14K solid gold “Wishbone” Intra-Cervical contraceptive device. Dating from the 1920s they ranged from the rare quality gold product to inferior devices made from plastics and metals.
If not changed monthly they tended to get infected and American physicians often removed them from immigrant women for this reason. Dr. Graffenberg’s Intra-Uterine Ring was initially discouraged because of confusion with these problematic Intra-Cervical Devices.
- From the Phisick collection