Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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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.