A Crazy History of Birth Control: Fish Bladders, Sea Sponges, Frankincense and Brandy

Women have practiced contraception for ages but will men ever have a birth control pill? (19 Photos)

Paula Spencer on Apr 22, 2011 at 5:56PM

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A Crazy History of Birth Control: Fish Bladders, Sea Sponges, Frankincense and Brandy

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Early Man

Although the connection between intercourse and pregnancy may not be fully understood, early man must have had an inkling about how babies are made: According to some scholars, they fashioned condoms out of fish bladders and animal intestines. No word on the failure rate.

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