Kōrero: Contraception and sterilisation



W. J. Rendell's 'Wife's Friend' pessaries (soluble spermicides) date from the 1930s. Walter Rendell was an English chemist who manufactured the first commercial pessaries in 1880 from quinine and cocoa butter. They were used in conjunction with a sea sponge.

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Family Planning, Dame Margaret Sparrow Collection
Photograph by Rachel Leatham

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Contraception and sterilisation - Early 20th-century methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/26977/pessaries (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018