Dead Contraceptives, feat. Kelly Nussbaum – Women’s History

We have a very special episode today: the first ever not hosted by me! Join guest host Kelly Nussbaum and me (as co-host) as we talk about all the ways women have tried to keep the bun out of the oven.

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Main Sources

McLaren, A.(1990). A History of Contraception: From Antiquity to the Present Day. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell.

Riddle, J. H. (1997). Eve’s Herbs: A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Robertson, W. H. (1990). An Illustrated History of Contraception. Park Ridge, NJ: Parthenon.


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