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List: Forms of contraception and abortion available during Cleopatra's lifetime, according to Stacy Schiff's 'Cleopatra'

Jump up and down, neatly touching your heels to your buttocks seven times to induce miscarriage

A spider's egg, attached to the body with deer hide before sunrise (prevents contraception for twelve months)

Attaching a cat liver to one's left foot

Sneezing during sex

Crocodile dung (for contraception)

Mule's kidney + eunuch's urine (for contraception)

Salt, mouse excrement, honey and resin (as a "morning-after pill")

The smell of a freshly extinguished lamp to induce miscarriage

White poplar, juniper berries and giant fennel (for contraception)

Vinegar, alum and olive oil (for contraception)

Wool moistened with honey and oil (used as a diaphram)

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