From feces to the spiral – the history of contraception

To wear a cat’s liver as an amulet as a necklace? Inhale the breath of a camel frequently? Read on to prevent the birth of a child? Alarming examples from the history of contraception and its far from effective methods.

People have been forming couples and having sex for thousands of years, but there has long been a problem that they did not necessarily want a common child from sexual intercourse. There have long been attempts at methods to prevent conception of the fetus.

In ancient times, however, they were by no means as convenient solutions as medicine or spiral. Since people attributed every event to the will of the gods, they also asked for their help to not have a baby. Many times they tried such cruel things that a fiery iron ball was placed on the woman’s navel, or just consumed crocodile droppings soaked in milk.

“Women rarely do that they also risked their lives not to have children. If a pregnancy has occurred that could not be undertaken in any way ” Endre Czeizel once said.

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