How can one prevent something whose origin one doesn't comprehend?  The history of contraception includes a long time fumbling in the dark.

Charlatans, wise women, philosophers, and scientists, among others, tried their hands at finding contraceptive methods. But usually, in the early days, successful prevention of pregnancy depended upon sheer coincidence or pure luck.

We will take you along on a journey through the history of mechanical and chemical contraceptives, as well as so called natural methods based on self-observation.

Experience, for example, how women in Antiquity counteracted unwanted pregnancies, or how the Pill first came onto the market.