15. Origins of the Phrase “Feminine Hygiene”
Beginning in 1973, it was illegal in the United States to sell birth control as birth control. Instead, these products were called “feminine hygiene” products to avoid breaking any laws. The term “feminine hygiene” is still used on many products to this day.
14. Beaver as Birth Control
A popular birth control concoction in the 16th century, male beaver parts were used to prevent women from becoming pregnant.
13. X-Ray Hair Removal
X-rays were used to remove body hair permanently. The problem with this is that to remove the hair completely, people were vulnerable to radiation for long periods of time, which caused cancer.