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History of Iud

Intrauterine Bling: 2,000 Years of IUDs, From Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

Valerie Tarico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The idea of putting something small in the uterus to prevent pregnancy goes way back. When nomadic traders needed to keep a female camel from getting pregnant during long treks across the desert, they put stones into the animal's uterus. Or so the story goes.