Bad History, doctors, drugs, Hippocrates, menstruation, pregnancy, sex, womb

IUD or not IUD? Did the Hippocratics invent the first intrauterine device?

"Around 400 B.C., writers from the Hippocrates school discussed a contraceptive similar to the intrauterine device (IUD) of today. This particular apparatus was a hollow tube filled with mutton-fat..." Really??


The vulva goes on pilgrimage

We've looked at several different aspects of menstruation here, and as a logical next destination, I suggest the female genitalia. I'll start with the pewter badges worn in the hat during the Middle Ages, my favourite one being illustrated here: a vulva wearing a jaunty pilgrim’s hat. In one of those 'Goodness, I had no idea...'… Continue reading The vulva goes on pilgrimage