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 until 13/12/2021. Even so we are very happy to offer virtual guided MUVS-tours. For futher information please contact us via e-mail: 

Thank you very much for your understanding, and hopefully see you soon. With kind regards and stay safe! Your, MUVS-Team! 


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21 contraceptive pills in a storage box. An instruction manual is enclosed. …

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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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§ 218

Artikel des Magazins Stern anlässlich der Debatte um den Paragraphen 218. Nach der Selbstbezichtigung von Frauen abgetrieben zu haben, geben in dieser Ausgabe auch Männer, darunter Politiker, Schriftsteller und Schauspieler, zu an Abtreibungen beteiligt gewesen zu sein.

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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.