15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The Past

While the fight for accessible birth control for all still wages, it's a battle that's been a long time in the making. We've been trying to keep baby-making out of sex since at least since around 1850 BC. In the process, humankind has come up with some strange, albeit creative, ways to avoid pregnancy.

Here are 15 terrible ways humans have thought to prevent pregnancy. Most of them were ineffective. Some were deadly. All of them will make you wonder what kind of painful infections people must have gotten.

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: NCBI

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: BBC

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: Science Museum Group

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: Museum of Contraceptive and Abortion

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: BBC

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: Museum of Contraceptive and Abortion

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: Global Citizen

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastRead More: History's 10 Most Terrifying Contraceptives

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: Global Citizen

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: NCBI

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastRead More: History's 10 Most Terrifying Contraceptives

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The Past

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastRead More: History's 10 Most Terrifying Contraceptives

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: Mother Jones

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15 Historic Contraceptives We're Grateful Are In The PastSource: NCBI

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