a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus.
a vaginal suppository.
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How to use pessary in a sentence
The results which have so far obtained do not appear to be so good as those resulting from the use of a well-fitting pessary.
It seems inartistic and sordid to insert a pessary or a suppository in anticipation of the sexual act.
Wash the pessary in clear cold water, dry well and place away in the box.
In my estimation a well fitted pessary is the surest method of absolutely preventing conception.
Personally I recommend every woman to use a well fitted pessary and learn to adjust it.
British Dictionary definitions for pessary
a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such as a contraceptive
a medicated vaginal suppository
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