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New PRI Study Shows Depo-Provera Increases Risk of HIV Infection

A new peer-reviewed study,1 conducted in collaboration with the Population Research Institute (PRI), shows that women who use Depo-Provera are significantly more likely to acquire HIV. Due to funding from organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and agencies like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Depo-Provera is the most widely used form of birth control by women in Sub-Saharan Africa where HIV prevalence remains high. The study found that Depo-Provera and other DMPA …

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New Study Shows Risk of HIV Acquisition Is Higher with DMPA Contraceptives

A review and meta-analysis has found that women who use depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), the active ingredient in injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera, are placed at a significantly higher risk of acquiring HIV. The findings could have a deep residual impact for many women who depend on DMPA for contraception and are living in developing countries or in at-risk environments where the risk of HIV transmission remains high. Joel Brind, Professor of Biology and Endocrinology at …

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The Culture Of Life Foundation and the Rebuilding Of Our Society

  29 July 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 30 The Culture Of Life Foundation and the Rebuilding Of Our Society With the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae so recently behind us, it is worth noting the strength and courage of the pro-life movement in the United States. Yes, the ubiquitous culture of death still surrounds us daily, but more and more courageous individuals and organizations are rising to stem the tide. As …

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