Women's reproductive health

Sanitary Health Sponge
Sanitary Health Sponge
[Paris, Illinois?]: [Sanitary Health Sponge Co.?], [ca. 1910s?]
Sponges have been in use for contraceptive purposes for centuries. Modern forms of the contraceptive sponge were popularized in the west during the birth control movement of the early twentieth century. Both Sanger and Stopes recommended their use for effective birth control. The Sanitary Health Sponge sits inside a pouch of pink netting with a cord for easier removal.
Sanitary Health Sponge, [Paris, Illinois?]: [Sanitary Health Sponge Co.?], [ca. 1910s?], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed May 20, 2024, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4253