From as early as recorded history, humans have been inventing methods of preventing conception. Ancient Egyptians and Romans devised various homeopathic solutions thought to aid in this societal and medical issue. As human innovation progressed, so did the technology, methods, and devices for contraceptives, as well as overall efficacy. Nurses, as importantly as doctors, must possess the knowledge of these tools for presentation to their patients. The infographic below details modern methods and contraceptive devices, as well as outlines a broad history for context and reference. You never know when you might need a history of latex and proof of its effectiveness when dealing with a particular patient.