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So societies evolved ways of limiting the number of children a woman bore,
sometimes effectively, but often involving magic practices, potions and signs
which could have had little practical result. Egyptian papyrii describe three
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 ...
became a public issue of major importance, and the use of mechanical
contraceptives which were fairly efficient became widespread. But even this must
be qualified, and in a study of contraceptive practices in the United Kingdom in
197o, Ann ...
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