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Force For Good
27 Sep 2017
First condoms were made of fish bladders, linen sheaths, and animal intestines
Condoms were being made of vulcanized rubber
The earliest contraceptive, Egyptian pessary was made of crocodile dung, honey, and sodium carbonate. It was inserted into the vagina to block and kill sperm.
The Comstock laws banned all contraceptive and prohibited advertisements.
Margaret Sanger opened the first family planning clinic. The police raided the clinic and Sanger was charged with 30 days in jail.
End of the Comstock laws
Lysol was used as a popular contraceptive. Later, it was found to not work, and many women died from using it.
Sanger started research to develop the first birth control pill
Envoid, the first pill, was FDA approved. After 2 years of being on the market, it had 1 million users.
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