Dear 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 24/01/2021.

Even so we are very happy to offer virtual guided MUVS-tours. For further 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!

Sincerely, your MUVS Team


21 contraceptive pills in pink packaging with instructions for use. …

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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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Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde

Ungebundene Ausgabe der Zeitschrift 'Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde' aus dem Jänner 1955. Auf dem Deckblatt der Ausgabe findet sich ein Gesamtverzeichnis.

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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. 

Ferdinand Peeters (1918-1998)

It is him that we have to thank for the first ever pill in Germany, Anovlar: he investigated, assessed and developed the dosage of a Schering research preparation.