Without contraception, a healthy, sexually active woman will give
birth to about 15 children and over her life span, spend most of
her reproductive years either pregnant or nursing a newborn
infant. So controlling fertility has preoccupied women—and often
their husbands—since at least 1000 B.C.
In this comprehensive reference, readers can explore the history
of birth control from a variety of perspectives: anthropological,... more...