Apr 6, 2019

Contraception: From fish bladders to home-delivered morning after pills

Women in the UK are now able to order emergency contraception online for home delivery. Longer-term contraception - such as implants, injections and the intrauterine device - "Have experienced a surge in popularity over the last 10 years due to a push by sexual health services", a representative for the sexual health charity said. Fish bladders and Coca-Cola: What contraception used to be like. The history of contraception stretches back thousands of years, with people eating bees or the inside of male deer horns in the hope it would prevent pregnancy. The doses were high - with each pill roughly equivalent to seven of the pills in packs today, said the FPA. The first licensed emergency contraception product was launched in the UK in 1984, with another type available in pharmacies from 2001..

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