Dear museum visitors! We are delighted about your interest in the Museum of Contraception and Abortion. Unfortunately, in accordance with the new Covid-19 prevention regulations, we have to keep the museum closed from 01/04/2021 until the 18/04/2021! Even so we are very happy to offer virtual guided MUVS-tours. Further informations you can find on our homepage. Thank you very much for your understanding, and hopefully see you soon! With kind regards and stay safe! Your, MUVS-Team


21 contraceptive pills in a small plastic box, in the …

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A tour through our museum

Three rooms show a ramble through the history of contraception from the ancient Egyptians to the methods of tomorrow, woman and man.

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Facts & Fallycies about.....A happy marriage

Broschüre mit Fragen und Antworten für Jungverheirateter Frauen der Firma 'emko'.

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Contraception 100 years ago: good start, tragic end

After Mensinga had developed and publicised the diaphragm against fierce opposition – including from his colleagues – many doctors, pharmacists and scientists from all over the world strived to make further improvements. One of these innovations was the “Secura” combined air-cushion pessary from the Wismar veterinarian Dr. Wilhelm Leonhardt.

The good, good mallow

“A nutritious, crispy sliver, 10 millimetres across, round, and easy to grip by its rough surface – how tantalising does that sound to your ears, dear mallow weevil?”

Of the fulfilled and unfulfilled wishes of a museum

Just now, another of our implored wishes has come true: a simple white-green cardboard box on which is printed 'Anovlar'. 

When can a woman get pregnant? Austrian–Japanese consensus

This very month, October 2019, marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Austro-Japanese friendship, trade and shipping treaty of 1869. 

However, this list is forgetting one important area: medicine.