History of the Intrauterine Device.
History has shown us that men (and women) display their greatest ingenuity when they are at war either against other people or against their own fertility.
Some of our first inventions were designed to kill people and to prevent other people from being born.
More than 2,000 years ago, camel drivers knew about the contraceptive effect of intrauterine devices. They would commonly insert small round stones into the uteri of their female camels in order to prevent pregnancy on long journeys.
When a developing blastocyst reaches the uterus and cannot implant, it becomes the victim of an early abortion. This abortion may not be as spectacular or as bloody and messy as a late-term surgical abortion, but it is an abortion just the same.
However, the results of eighteen studies of patients with IUDs found that the devices do not always prevent implantation. An average 28.6% of all implanted pregnancies that occurred with the IUD in place were eventually aborted, and another 8.4% resulted in life-threatening ectopic pregnancies that required surgery.
Scientists have confirmed this method of action with sophisticated radioreceptorassay and radioimmunoassay techniques that can detect pregnancy as early as six days after conception.
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