Morag Ramsey: "The first uses of modern intrauterine devices (IUD) in Sweden, ca. 1964-1967"

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Engelska parken 6-3025 (Rausing Room)
  • Organiser: Department of History of Science and Ideas
  • Contact person: Anders Ekström
  • Seminarium

Higher Seminar in the History of Science and Ideas

Morag Ramsey, Uppsala University


At this seminar I will present a draft of the first article from my RJ funded research project, Between life and death: modern use of the intrauterine device (IUD) in Sweden, ca. 1960-1975. The article traces how the reproductive technology went from being a banned device, likened to an abortifacient, to being an increasingly popular contraceptive in the mid-1960s. How did IUDs shift from abortive to contraceptive? And what were the impacts of this transition?

Chair: Anders Ekström