Contraception in the Roman Empire

@article{Hopkins1965ContraceptionIT,
  title={Contraception in the Roman Empire},
  author={Keith W. Hopkins},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1965},
  volume={8},
  pages={124 - 151}
}
  • Keith W. Hopkins
  • Published 1 October 1965
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Summary of Argument It has long been recognized that upper class Romans in their desire for small families practised abortion on a large scale. What is not well known is the extent to which these same upper class Romans were concerned with contraception. Some of the methods advocated by Greek and Roman doctors could have been very effective, and aspects of ancient contraceptive theory were as advanced as any modern theory before the middle of the 19th century. Such contraceptive theory was part… 
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