The 2010 Health Survey for England reveals that 82 per cent of women aged between 16 and 54 are sexually active, with 83 per cent of this group using contraception.The most popular options are condoms and the Pill — used by 22 per cent of all sexually active women.But when five months went by and I wasn’t pregnant, I obsessed about the best time to get pregnant. My period hadn’t arrived, but I never imagined it was because I was pregnant.

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Before developments in modern contraception, women would use extended breastfeeding to reduce their chances of conception, or alternatively employ internal barriers of herbs or wool soaked in honey or olive oil.

While it’s doubtful many of these practices were successful, a sponge inserted in the woman before sex followed by douching afterwards has been credited with bringing down France’s birth rate in the 1700s.

Condoms were invented in 1564 by Italian surgeon Gabriele Falloppio.

Originally linen sheaths held on with ribbon, they were intended as protection against syphilis, which was called the ‘French disease’, hence the English called them ‘French letters’, a name that stuck into the 20th century.

Factors which increase the failure rate are being under the age of 30, having children already, or intending to have more children, cohabiting, and being poor.

Without doubt, the Pill revolutionised sexual behaviour — a fact illustrated by just how quickly the majority of women came to rely on it.

Of those women born in 1946, 20 per cent were using the Pill in 1966 and a staggering 70 per cent in 1974.

But on October 18, 1995, the UK Committee On Safety In Medicines sent a letter to GPs warning that new evidence suggested ‘third-generation’ pills (invented in the Eighties) roughly doubled the risk of blood clots in legs.

And, crucially, if women didn’t want more children they were probably avoiding sex altogether.