8 Crazy Things Women Once Used As Birth Control
Hint: A surprising amount of weasel testicles.
Family planning organization EngenderHealth recently released a video exploring the very bizarre and even dangerous methods of contraception used in the past.
Crocodile dung was mixed with honey and attempted to be used as a spermicide.
Weasel testicles were worn during intercourse.
Onion juice was believed to be an oral contraceptive.
As was blacksmith water filled with lead.
And ground beaver testicles stirred with moonshine.
A thimble was somehow supposed to work as a diaphragm.
Pig intestines were used as condoms for centuries.
And carbonated beverages were inserted as a last-minute hope to prevent pregnancy post-sex.
According to the video, there are currently 220 million women in the world who don't have access to birth control, a problem EngenderHealth hopes to fix.
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