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Topics: community health worker

USAID Needs to Warn Women of the Dangers of Depo-Provera



  Despite mounting evidence of serious side effects associated with the use of injectable contraceptives, international aid programs continue to indiscriminately distribute Depo-Provera under various brand names worldwide. Indeed, a coalition of family planning partners including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), and others are seeking to inject even more vulnerable women in developing countries with risky injectable contraceptives. Like …

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Catholic Relief Services Compromises Catholic Teaching, Promotes Population Control/Family Planning in Madagascar



MADAGASCAR — A PRI investigation of Catholic Relief Services of Madagascar has revealed that CRS is using funding from American Catholics to distribute contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices in concert with some of the world’s biggest population control/family planning organizations. The investigation documents a long-standing pattern of complicity and cooperation in such programs committed by Catholic Relief Services of Madagascar ranging from the actions of high-level administrators down to local level employees in rural …

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