Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Contraceptive herbo-pharmacology

  • Historical contraception: birth control before “the pill”

    Emily R. W. Davidson Chapel Hill, United States Figure 1 Depiction of Al-Razi, 1250-1260 From Gerard of Cremona’s Recueil des traités de médecine   Since the advent of the birth control pill, birth control advocates claim that women’s control over their reproductive potential increased the proportion of women in the US workforce over the course…