To prevent pregnancy, the contraceptive pill, which is composed of hormones, is commonly used (Estrogen) supposed to inhibit part of the brain (the hypothalamic-pituitary complex), and thus prevent the development of a fetus. Powdering pomegranate seeds, they made small wax cones with wax. Indeed, the fruit of pomegranate contains a natural estrogen. The ancient Egyptians seemed to understand this because they used homemade pills.
The Egyptians also used creams that could be compared with our current spermicides. Mixed with honey, dates or other substances, excrement of crocodiles or elephants were regularly used in the prescribed ointments and ointments, here is near 3 800 years, by Egyptian doctors. Fermentation made excellent spermicides.
The pyramids are thus far from being the only traces of ultra-modernity of this people ... And as often, we have improved existing techniques more thaninvented news !