Story: Contraception and sterilisation

Samoa condom (5th of 6)

Samoa condom

The 'Samoa' condom of the 1970s came in 'South Sea color'. A similar-coloured condom of the time was the 'Tahiti'. Marketers of condoms in this period often used imagery that evoked romantic holidays in the sun.

Courtesy of Family Planning, Dame Margaret Sparrow Collection

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Jane Tolerton, 'Contraception and sterilisation - Early 20th-century methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/26976/samoa-condom (accessed 29 May 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018