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CONTRACEPTIVES IN GREEK LITERATURE: A REVIEW

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Author(s): Javed A Khan | M A Siddiqui | Shagufta Nikhat

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 22;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Contraception | Contraceptives | Unani Medicine | Pessary | Douches

ABSTRACT
The concept of contraception can be traced back since antiquity. Contraceptives are the agents or measures which are used to prevent conception. Unani physicians like Hippocrates, Aristotle, Dioscorides and Galen were well aware of this concept. They wrote a lot of books and mentioned different techniques, methods and drugs used for the prevention of conception. They gave full description of drugs with different mode of application including oral, local and in the form of pessary and douches.
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