Birth Control and Mild Therapies in Medieval Islam

Paola Carusi

Abstract



Birth control in Medieval Islam is usually permitted by tradition (hadīth),by the ijmā c and by theologists' opinion. In fact, there is no possibility of restraining God's will.The most common means of contraception is coitus interruptus,but it can not be used without the consent of free women. Birth control is not allowed under particular conditions. The paper deals with the acquisition and reject of Islamic medicine in Western Latin texts from 12th century.

Key words: Birth control - Medieval Islam - Islamic medicine


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