10 Embarrassing Personal Care Examples of the Past

8. Abortion

When trying to carry out an abortion, women from the past used any sharp object at hand, such as a knitting needle, a wire hanger, or a spindle.

10 Embarrassing Personal Care Examples of the Past

There were also poisonous drinking potions. Some substances, such as iodine, glycerin, or even quicksilver (in China), were injected into the womb. Of course, the result was quite regretful to both the fetus and the woman.