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Egyptian papyrii describe three contraceptive pastes, a kind of glue, a mixture of
honey and sodium carbonate, and crocodile dung, which were inserted into the
vagina to provide a spermicidal barrier over the cervix, or neck of the uterus.
When the vulcanization of rubber was invented in 1843, for the first time a safe
contraceptive device could be mass-produced, and this heralded a revolution in
birth control. The very first Family Planning Clinic was established in Holland in ...
Dutch cap'. But where effective contraceptives were unknown women still had
recourse to older methods. In the Columbus Medical journal of 1883 a doctor
wrote about 'the abuses of carbolic acid' which was used as a contraceptive
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
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