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1. Record Number: 6611
Title : Weapons to Probe the Womb: The Material Culture of Abortion and Contraception in the Early Byzantine Period [The author examines surviving medical instruments designed for surgical abortions and a variety of literary texts to determine the procedures as well as the social and religious contexts for birth control].
Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.   Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff EncarnaciĆ³n .   Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 33 - 57.
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 4401
Author(s): Biller, Peter.
Title : Confessors' Manuals and the Avoiding of Offspring [The author argues that pastoral concern over efforts to prevent conception indicates an increase in the practice and may be correlated to overpopulation].
Source: Handling Sin: Confession in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Peter Biller and A.J. Minnis York Studies in Medieval Theology .   York Medieval Press, 1998.  Pages 165 - 187.
Year of Publication: 1998.

3. Record Number: 1424
Title : Contraception and Early Abortion in the Middle Ages
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 261 - 277.
Year of Publication: 1996.

4. Record Number: 330
Author(s): Heffernan, Carol Falvo.
Title : Contraception and the Pear Tree Episode of Chaucer's Merchant's Tale
Source: JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology , 94., 1 (Jan. 1995):  Pages 31 - 41.
Year of Publication: 1995.

5. Record Number: 11038
Title : Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages [The author argues that pre-modern traditional medicine used chemical birth control methods in order to successfully control the birth-rate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 132 (August 1991): 3-32. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1991.