It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.
A crying baby is the best form of birth control.
Condoms aren’t completely safe. A friend of mine was wearing one and got hit by a bus.
The best contraceptive is the word no – repeated frequently.
Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.
Spike Milligan, The Last Goon Show of All
Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.
Mark Twain, Notebooks, 1935
We all worry about the population explosion, but we don’t worry about it at the right time.
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
H.L. Mencken, Notebooks, 1956
He no play-da-game. He no make-a-da rules!
Earl Butz, referring to the Pope’s stricture against contraception
The best contraceptive is a glass of cold water: not before or after, but instead.
I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said “No.”
When the history of civilization is written, it will be a biological history and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine.
H.G. Wells, 1935
A birth control pill for men, that’s fair. It makes more sense to take the bullets out of the gun than to wear a bulletproof vest.
For birth control, I rely on my personality.
My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favor of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.
We want far better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
Dora Winifred Black Russell
It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette were placed on prescription.
Malcolm Potts, MD
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
It needs to become as easy to get hold of a condom in a poor country as Coca-Cola.
What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.
For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity.