Urging the terms refers to practices of ‘regulating’ menstruation that was often code for early term abortion. Openly publishing recipes for plant-based abortion was often inadvisable and so instructions alluded to the more acceptable practice of bringing on delayed menstruation. In this section we are interested in the terminology used through the ages for urging the terms.

Blessings in Disguise

The Irregularities and Obstructions to which so many Ladies are subject and from they suffer great Inconvenience calls for a reliable remedy that would correct…
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Miss Efficient

Momordica charantia, aka Miss Efficient. A Cameroon abortive pessary: 10 seeds are ground to a past and divided into three small balls using saliva. One…
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