[The history of the contraceptive sheath].

@article{Guyotjeannin1984TheHO,
  title={[The history of the contraceptive sheath].},
  author={C Guyotjeannin},
  journal={Contraception, fertilite, sexualite},
  year={1984},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={847-51}
}
The condom, effective in preventing both pregnancy and venereal disease, had a limited role until the 19th century, when its use spread through all social strata. The 1st condoms may have been linen sheaths designed to protect against syphilis. A 16th century Neapolitan doctor provided a recipe for an antiseptic preparation to be applied for 4-5 hourrs, but… CONTINUE READING