The Turtle Bay and Beyond blog is reporting on Planned Parenthood’s plan to distribute the dangerous Depo-Provera contraceptive drug to women in Zambia:
Despite scientific research finding women using the contraceptive Depo Provera are at higher risk to transmit HIV/AIDS and develop breast cancer, Planned Parenthood plans to widely distribute the injectable to women in Zambia.
Abortion advocates are lauding the Zambian government’s decision to create, for the first time, a line item within the country’s budget for the procurement of contraceptive supplies – $9.3 million. …
Planned Parenthood of Zambia Executive Director Edford G. Mutuma said next on the agenda was to increase the distribution of injectable contraceptives through community health workers.
The blog quoted a human rights advocate, Kwame Fosu, about the dangers of Depo-Provera to women:
Depo Provera and Norplant are termed the “DDT of contraceptives” by human rights advocates, because the drugs are highly toxic and produce debilitating side effects. Depo Provera significantly increases the incidence [of] HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and other diseases. Alarm bells should sound off across Africa especially after Israel banned and restricted Depo Provera to protect African women living in Israel. Zambian health officials should recognize that Depo Provera is a drug created to decimate populations, women are not only left childless, but the serious terminal diseases they develop cannot be treated easily in Africa. Our African leaders should also be cognizant of the fact that Depo Provera is banned or restricted in India, Europe, and the United States ….
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