The History of Contraception – Birth Control Methods

History of Contraception

condomContraception also known as birth control or fertility control, are methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy. Planning, provision and use of birth control is called family planning.

Birth control methods have been used since ancient times, but effective and safe methods only became available in the 20th century.  Some cultures limit or discourage access to birth control because they consider it to be morally or politically undesirable. From crude devices to high-tech inventions, contraceptive devices have gone a long way in ensuring people can stay healthy and in control of fertility.

History of Contraception Infographic Verdict

The following info graphic, named “The Future of Contraception”, peeps into the history of development of male and female contraceptives. Over the centuries, there has been a shift putting women in-charge. The infographic depicts the fact that the pill and condoms remain the most widely used methods. It also shows some methods also waiting to make their mark in the contraceptive business like hormones, microchips, gels or pills. Time will tell which methods we will be using.

Zoom into this infographic to witness the colorful and rich history of contraception also the future exciting possibilities.

Likes: All the methods are explained well with the images. Great work!! Also the future possibilities are crisply depicted. Informative!!

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History of Contraception

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