The Horrifying History Of The Pregnancy Test

Though they seem ubiquitous, lining the shelves of every pharmacy, home pregnancy tests are a truly modern innovation, only available since the mid-1970s. In the years prior, pregnancy was determined by injecting a woman’s urine into mice and rabbits, which were then dissected to see the results. Frogs were used later: They would go into ovulation within hours if the result was positive.