Birth Control

In the 1700s women used lemons as birth control, the ancient Egyptians used crocodile dung as a sperm-killing suppository, and on top of that, early versions of the condom were reusable... Let’s take a step back through time and look at the weird and wacky wonders of non-hormonal birth control methods and where we’ve ended up in the 21st century.

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People have sought to control reproduction through countless different methods in history. Looking back on some of the methods, many seem rather bizarre: urging women to hold her breath during intercourse and immediately sneezing after ejaculation, blocking the passage of sperm by lemons or how about moistening a sponge with brandy? Thankfully, scientific and medical research has advanced and over the years, we have become more knowledgeable about effective methods of birth control.

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