From Condoms to Consumer Rights

Dame Margaret Sparrow, one of New Zealand’s leading sexual-health doctors and birth-control advocates, has gifted nearly 800 contraceptive devices to Te Papa. They form an amazing record of technological and social change.

Find out how Dame Margaret’s contraceptive collection began, and how attitudes to safe sex changed in 1980s New Zealand.

Filmed in 2015 for the exhibition Contraception: Uncovering the collection of Dame Margaret Sparrow.

Contraception: Uncovering the collection of Dame Margaret Sparrow exhibition – find out more

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