History of intrauterine devices.


The first published paper on actual IUD insertions was made by Dr. Richard Richter in 1909 in Germany. The device he inserted was a ring made of silkworm gut, with 2 ends which protruded from the cervical os enabling him both to check the device and remove it. In the mid 1920s, Ernest Graefenberg the silkworm gut with a coiled metal ring made of an alloy… (More)


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