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From The Countries: Indian quinacrine, fewer Estonians, polluting condoms?



Quinacrine in India Thousands of illiterate women in India and Bangladesh have been used as “guinea-pigs” without their knowledge in unauthorized trials of quinacrine, a derivative of quinine used to perform chemical sterilizations by scaring and burning a woman’s fallopian tubes. Quinacrine, a known mutagen capable of causing cancerous changes in body cells, often causes irreparable damage to a woman’s reproductive system. (See “Burn, baby, burn: Quinacrine sterilization campaign proceeds despite risks,” PRI Review, Vol. …

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