It is every woman's right to choose if and when she wants to have a baby. Some countries and cultures realized this before the others. But that doesn't mean that they always went about it in the best way possible. Here's a video by EngenderHealth showing how in the past there have been some really dubious contraceptive methods put to use.

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But then again, they did what they could. We, on the other hand, have no excuse to be reckless.