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Depo-Provera and HIV



Photo credit: ands456/Getty Images The Issue Injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera increase the risk of HIV transmission. A recent meta-analysis conducted in collaboration with the Population Research Institute reviewed a total of 24 studies published in peer-reviewed journals and found a significant increased risk of acquiring HIV when using Depo-Provera and other injectables. Injectable contraceptives are commonly used worldwide, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of HIV remains high. International aid programs that are providing …

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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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Melinda Gates Wants to Help Women Around the World



Surely, Mrs. Gates would not have chosen this course if she knew the serious risks of Depo-Provera and if anyone—her Catholic parents, her Catholic high school teachers at the Ursuline Academy in Dallas or her parish priests (she attends Mass near her Medina, Washington home)—had taken the time to explain Humanae Vitae to her. This is, of course, the prophetic 1968 encyclical by Pope Paul VI that reaffirms the timeless teaching of the Church on …

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Women Deliver: Gates Global Push for Abortion Continues



The Malaysia conference highlights how to market a drug for one thing and use it for another, how euphemisms work and how it is up to government to create demand for contraception. It's being billed as "the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women." But it is also very obviously a conference designed to reduce populations of developing nations by promoting a Western-style sexual revolution …

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The Gates’ Family Planning Initiative: What About the Women Who Don’t Want It?



Thanks to Melinda Gates, who recently declared the “global expansion of family planning her life’s work,” the women of the developing world are going to be showered with abortifacient contraceptives. These powerful, steroidal drugs will be injected and ingested by tens of millions over the next few years, reports PRI’s undercover correspondent at the London Summit on Family Planning, doing incalculable damage to their health. Steve Mosher

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