PERIOD DELAYED? .. Don’t Worry! (Jan, 1960)

PERIOD DELAYED? .. Don’t Worry!

*USE “SOLFERA TABLETS”: BE RELIEVED of this worry! Your period delay may be functionally delayed menstruation as a result of secondary anemia due to iron deficiency, and “SOLFERA TABLETS” MAY BRING relief! If Is a QUALITY preparation of OFFICIAL MEDICAL DRUGS! NOT REPRESENTED AS A MEANS TO INTERFERE WITH PREGNANCY. EASY TO TAKE and NO harmful EFFECTS I PAY POSTMAN ON DELIVERY OF PACKAGE TO YOU OR SEND MONEY AND SAVE POSTAGE AND C.O.D. FEES. PACKED IN A CONFIDENTIAL BOX! ONLY $10.00. RUSH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS . . . TO HEALTH-AIDS CO..

Dept. HIS-1 RUGBY STA. P.O.

BROOKLYN 3. N. Y.

18 comments
  1. Charlene says: January 1, 20093:31 am

    Why is Van Johnson crying over my missed period?

  2. g663 says: January 1, 20099:22 am

    The reason the ad mentions “not a means to interfere with pregnancy” is that contraceptives were illegal at the time. Consider all of the implications of that little nightmare.

    However, one of the obvious causes of “delayed” period, is the first stage of pregnancy, and today we have contraceptives that deal with this by preventing implantation, in the same manner as nature does with the majority of fertilized ova.

  3. Charlene says: January 1, 200910:40 am

    I just got the best Google ad ever: “Looking for delayed period? Find it locally!”

  4. rsterling78 says: January 1, 200912:16 pm

    Based on the illustration, the reason this woman’s period is “delayed” is that she’s been postmenopausal for 10 years.

  5. Mike says: January 1, 20093:10 pm

    Charlene, AdBlock is your friend.

  6. StanFlouride says: January 1, 20095:04 pm

    I wonder whether this might be some sort of plant pseudo-estrogen as is found in Black Cohosh or Raspberry leaf. These were used my women through the ages to control their fertility. It also can be used to decrease fertility but only slightly, much less than birth control pills.

  7. Erica says: January 1, 200910:20 pm

    Since it mentions anemia, my best guess is that they have iron. Malnutrition is a pretty common cause of missed periods (aside from the obvious).

    @G663 — by the time a woman has missed her period, she’s about 2 weeks pregnant; “interfering with pregnancy” in the context of a missed period implies abortion, not contraception. While the Comstock Law wasn’t fully overturned until 1965, the birth control pill (which is a contraceptive, not an abortion agent) was FDA-approved in 1960 and was in widespread use within a few years; other contraceptive methods were not illegal except in a very few states.

  8. Charlene says: January 2, 20093:35 am

    I was going to mention that, Erica: the idea that the birth control pill and the morning-after pill are abortion agents is disinformation spread by certain morally challenged anti-abortion groups whose grasp of the truth is somewhat flawed.

    I expect, though, that rsterling78 is right and that this ad is directed at menopausal women. Did anyone else notice that the “solfera”, which is probably an iron pill, costs $10? That’s more than iron supplements cost now.

    Oh, and adblock may be my friend, but the surrealism of that ad makes me happy it wasn’t blocked.

  9. Charlie says: January 2, 200911:44 am

    Speaking of Google ads. I agree, the ads on this site tend to be all over the place. Since the keywords for each page are based on the content of the article, you get some really weird stuff.

    Every once and a while, though, it gives very topical ads. Early on the Google ads produced very little income, like less than a dollar a day. It’s a little better now, but still pretty low performing. Anyway, one day my ad revenue went went from $1.00 on one day to $150 the next. What happened? I posted this article:

    http://blog.modernmecha…

    It then got on the front page of digg, so there was a ton of traffic. Going to the page I had the same reaction to the ads that a lot of people apparently had which was, “Wow, you can buy whippets online?”. Still by far and a way the best day for ad revenue on the site.

  10. Greg says: January 2, 20092:12 pm

    You know… I use AdBlock for just about everything… but I just decided that I’ll be disabling it for this site. This site probably gives me more entertainment than nearly everything else out there on the web or television right now, so I’d be happy to help Charlie make a few bucks on it.

  11. Evamom says: January 2, 20098:32 pm

    Erica, Charlene:

    Just to touch on what the morning after pill does: It kick starts your period. It infuses your body with an extremely, abnormally high dose of estrogen and progesterone and sends your entire system outta whack. IF the whoopie you made the night before resulted in a fertilized egg, sending the body into full-kilter, premature menstrual bleeding will cause the zygote (first stage of a human) to be aborted. Therefore, the morning after pill is an abortifacient.

    Facts are facts.

  12. Nomen Nescio says: January 4, 20098:07 pm

    oy, not “morning after pill” politicizing again… no point in me trying to convince anybody about how it works, so let’s just link to an actual biologist explaining it instead:

    http://scienceblogs.com…
    http://scienceblogs.com…

    executive summary: evamom’s wrong; plan b prevents ovulation, not implantation.

    this has been another episode of “the sex education you should have been getting in high school but didn’t because your school board was packed with blue-nosed creationists”, part far, far too many already.

  13. abana stephenson says: February 27, 200910:36 pm

    i am looking for a man by the name of frantz anthony leon.i believe he lives in redding california.my sources say so far.anyway i met him in hollywood,ca in 1986-89.he would be 50-60 years old.he is a dark skin haitian man who played guitar for raggae bands.i believe he has another daughter named freedom.he is my daughters biological father.i do not want any money from him.my daughter is well taken care of.i just want a picture for her.she will not show it to anyone.she just wants it to carry in her bible.i do not want a relationship with him.i have been married for 10 years and plan on staying that way.so if he could come out of hiding long enough to do the decent thing that would be great.all is forgiven i just want a photo for her.thanks please have him call me or email me here thanks .oh my name was lori thomson back then .it was changed years ago to abana.

  14. Charlie says: February 27, 200910:58 pm

    Now that is the weirdest piece of spam yet.

  15. Dave says: March 31, 20094:04 am

    Weird… but beautiful. I couldn’t make that stuff up on drugs!

  16. abana stephenson says: April 24, 200911:19 pm

    i have my photo of frantz.a beautiful ending to the story.i for sure have a daughter and did not take the pill haha

  17. cam says: March 11, 20101:26 pm

    Contrary to what Nomen Nescio states in post #12, the “Plan B” pill not only prevents ovulation, but also can prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. The above ad seems to imply that it will do something similar. Of course, they couldn’t come out and say that because such products were illegal.

  18. Michelle lee says: January 10, 20123:27 am
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