Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A history of contraception in America

On Monday, March 26th the Rose Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to present Jim Edmonson, curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center, for a presentation on their newest exhibit- “Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A history of contraception in America.” This exhibit presents a multifaceted look at the issue of contraception, through a wide range of periods in history, cultures, and understandings of the human body. It is the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical contraceptive devices. Find out more about the entire collection and the exhibit here.

The presentation starts at 10:00 AM in the conference room on the first floor of Melnick Hall on the YSU campus.

A small portion of the collection is on loan for public viewing at the Rose Melnick Medical Museum throughout the month of March.

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