Evolutionary Voyage of Modern Birth Control Methods Abstract

Raymond Hang Wun LI, Sue Seen Tsing LO

Modern birth control has been achieved with modest success via the practice of various contraceptive methods. The history of contraception can be traced back thousands of years to the description of coitus interruptus in the Bible. In modern sense, various ancient practices e.g. insertion of foreign bodies into the uterus, might seem bizarre but they did provide solid theoretical basis to the future development of contraception e.g. intrauterine contraceptive device. In this article, we illustrate how contraceptives evolve and that the old and new are really not that far apart.

Hong Kong J Gynaecol Obstet Midwifery 2005; 5:40-5

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