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dc.creatorHorwitz, Rainey
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T20:50:04Z
dc.date.available2018-01-10T20:50:04Z
dc.date.created2018-01-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/13043
dc.description.abstractThe Dalkon Shield was an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that women used in the early 1970s and 1980s. Produced by the A.H. Robins Company in the US, the Dalkon Shield was a contraceptive device placed directly into a woman’s uterus that was supposed to prevent the development of a fetus in the uterus. In the 1980s, researchers uncovered an array of severe birth defects and injuries caused by the Dalkon shield, including pelvic infection, infertility, and death of the user. Eventually the A.H. Robins Company took the shield off the market, and the US Food and Drug Administration banned the device. Some users of the Dalkon shield sued the producers of the device, winning millions of dollars in compensation and punitive damages. After the dangers of the Dalkon Shield became public through those lawsuits, the popularity of intrauterine devices decreased significantly in the US.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshDalkon Shield (Intrauterine contraceptive)en_US
dc.subject.lcshIntrauterine contraceptivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshIUCDs (Contraceptives)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCopper intrauterine contraceptivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshContraceptivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshA.H. Robins Companyen_US
dc.subject.lcshA.H. Robins Pharmaceutical Companyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshConceptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshU.S. Food and Drug Administrationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCenter for Disease Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshIntrauterine Devicesen_US
dc.subject.meshContraceptive Devices, Intrauterineen_US
dc.subject.meshIntrauterine Device Expulsionen_US
dc.subject.meshUTERUSen_US
dc.titleThe Dalkon Shielden_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.tagContraceptionen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.contributer.editorDhein, Kelleen_US


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