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Topics: IUDs

25-Year-Old Mom Has Toes Amputated and Hysterectomy after IUD Migrates to Her Stomach



A woman earlier this year was forced to undergo surgery, a hysterectomy, and have her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) migrated to her stomach and liver, the media has reported. “[I] began to have a sharp pain in the bottom right side of my stomach and the first thing that popped in my head was is this that IUD?,” Tanai Smith, a 25-year-old single mom from Baltimore, Maryland, wrote on a GoFundMe page …

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Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds



A study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptive pills and hormone-releasing IUDs, significantly increase women’s risk for breast cancer. The study found that women who used hormonal contraception had a 20 percent elevated risk[1] for breast cancer compared to women who had never used a hormonal method. The risk was also found to be time-dependent, increasing the longer the hormonal drugs were used. …

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PRI Review, (v27 n2) March/April



China Offers Free IUD Removal 1 Gorsuch for the Supreme Court 2 Sister Lucy’s Letter 3 Deeper Conversations 4 Our Most Pro-Life President? 6 Double Your Giving, it’s Free! 7 The Constitution Right Side Up 8 From the Countries 9 Empowering Women in Chile 10 Truth: More Than the Media 11 PRI in the News 12

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Get the U.S. Out of the United Nations Population Fund



The U.S. Government wastes billions on programs and initiatives that American taxpayers don’t want and certainly don’t need. But no example of government waste is more disgraceful than the tens of millions of dollars handed over each year to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)—an organization that for decades has been working hand-in-glove with China’s brutal and repressive population control policy. With the exception of the Obama administration, every other administration since the Reagan administration …

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USAID Funding of Sterilization Camps in India



Earlier this week, we released a report outlining some of the horrors of India’s sterilization camps. We called the world’s attention to the US Agency for International Development’s complicity in coercive sterilization camps in India. Among the evidence was a report published by the OECD describing a multi-million dollar program by USAID to reduce fertility in India. USAID TIED TO “RESULTS” The OECD report also elucidates how USAID encouraged India’s sterilization quota system to develop …

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Indian mother and child

USAID Funding of Sterilization Camps in India



Women’s wombs are inflated with bicycle pumps. Some are paid as little as 600 rupees – about $10 –  to be sterilized. Some see – and feel – doctors pull shreds of their organs from their abdomens during procedures. Doctors reuse gloves and needles for dozens of surgeries.  Antibiotics or painkillers, if used, may be tainted with rat poison. These are just a few of the details about India’s “family planning” programs that have emerged …

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American Academy of Pediatrics “Reckless” with Teen Health



Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that pediatricians promote long-acting-reversible-contraceptives (LARCs) to their minor patients. Long-acting reversible contraceptives include intrauterine devices (IUDs), Depo-Provera shots, and single-rod contraceptive implants (Implanon and Nexplanon). Contraceptive usage among teens is nothing new; 86% of female teens and 93% of male teens report using contraception the last time they had sex. Nor is sex among teenagers a new phenomenon; half of all 17 year olds in the …

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A Once and Future Tragedy: India’s sterilization campaign 39 years later



39 years ago today, Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, received the power to rule by decree from the Indian president. She immediately declared a state of emergency, suspending numerous civil liberties. This freed her government to forcibly sterilize millions of Indian men and women in the 21 months that followed. Public officials mobilized en masse to meet statewide sterilization targets. The sterilizations that followed were carried out under so-called “compul-suasion,” (a combination of …

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