Contraception-Outline - Contraception 1 Shared...

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Contraception 1. Shared responsibility 2. Choosing what’s best for you 3. Level of effectiveness 4. Ease of use 5. Affordability 6. Over-the-counter vs. prescription 7. Barrier vs. spermicide vs. hormonal 8. Pregnancy plans for the future Ancient methods: coitus interruptus Crocodile dung soaked in sour milk to use as barrier (Egypt) Penis sheaths (Egpyt, 1350 BC) linen (Italy) animal intestines (18 th century) rubber (1843) 1873: USA: Anthony Comstock, who had served as secretary to the NY Society for the Suppression of Vice, lobbied hard for the “Comstock Act,” which prohibited sending birth-control info through the mail. Some states went even further and made it illegal for anyone to tell anyone about contraception. Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) an American nurse-practitioner on the forefront of the birth control scene. 1914: Sanger established the National Birth Control League, which published the magazine The Woman Rebel which didn’t print birth control info, but did refute the idea that b.c. info was obscene. Charges were brought against Sanger and she fled to Europe, where she learned a great deal about birth control.
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