As Parliament debates the hormonal pregnancy test Primodos and its alleged links to birth defects, at the H-Word blog Jesse Olszynko-Gryn places the drug in the history of pregnancy testing and asks why the British government took so long to ban it. He examines the debate further in an article for History and Policy.
‘The toad is slow to let you know’
Cambridge historians of medicine and biology are using a Wellcome strategic award to take a concerted approach to the history of reproduction. The cross-disciplinary group of researchers will offer fresh perspectives on issues ranging from ancient fertility rites to IVF. Building on a lively field of historical investigation, this will provide a fresh basis for policy and public debate.