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INFOGRAPHIC: History's Strangest Attempts at Birth Control

by KINKLY STAFF
Published: MAY 28, 2013 | Updated: JUNE 30, 2020
Before the days of birth control pills, condoms and other potions, people tried just about everything they could think of. And we mean everything.

If there's one thing women throughout history have had in common, it's a need for birth control. So, before the days of birth control pills, condoms and other potions, people tried just about everything they could think of. And we mean everything. This infographic shows a few of the strangest - and most awful - attempts at keeping sperm from meeting egg. Check it out. And feel glad you'll never have to resort to putting honey or crocodile dung anywhere down there.


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History of Birth Control or Contraception Infographic

Source: MedicalInsurance.org

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