Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Depiction of Al-Razi

  • Historical contraception: birth control before “the pill”

    Emily R. W. DavidsonChapel Hill, United States 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 of the 20th century (Fig 1). Long before the oral contraceptive pill’s emergence, however, women found ways…