London, United Kingdom
Contraceptive Coil In Uterus, Artwork
Art For Science
Photograph - Photograph
Contraceptive coil in uterus. Cutaway artwork showing an intrauterine device (IUD), or contraceptive coil, in a uterus. The coil is at upper centre, inside the uterus. Other parts of the female reproductive system shown here include the ovaries and fallopian tubes (upper left and upper right), and the cervix and vagina (centre and lower centre). The coil is a form of birth control, placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancies. It both impedes sperm mobility (magnified view shown at lower right) and impedes implantation of an embryo (magnified view of a blastocyst shown at lower left). Egg production is seen in the ovary at left.
May 1st, 2013
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