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Topics: Family planning

While Admitting Risks, WHO Continues to Recommend Injectable Contraceptives for Women at High Risk of Contracting HIV



Since 1991, numerous studies have shown that injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera may increase women’s risk of contracting HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now changed its recommendations on certain injectable contraceptives in light of mounting evidence and increasing concern. A new guidance statement recently released by the WHO has moved progestogen-only injectable contraceptives from category 1 to category 2 for women at high risk of contracting HIV. A meta-analytical study[1] sponsored by the Population …

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Father of Four Says He Was Forcibly Sterilized by China Family Planning Officials



A 42-year-old man and father of four has claimed that he was forcibly sterilized at the hands of local family planning authorities in Yunnan province in southwest China. The victim, a Mr. Hu, says that he was detained by family planning officials on the evening of February 8th while he was visiting a friend’s house for the Chinese New Year. According to Hu, several family planning officials arrived at the scene in plain clothes telling …

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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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China’s Population Control Police Should Be Abolished



China’s family planning police are widely hated and feared by the Chinese people. And who can blame them? For the past three and half decades, the family planning police have been the enforcement arm of China’s brutal one-child policy, carrying out the Communist Party’s mandate that couples have no more than one child, or no more than two if the first child was a girl. Couples who did not comply with the policy could face …

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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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No Need for Population Control



Contrary to the fear mongering of the population alarmists, the world isn’t heading for a demographic catastrophe. The latest data on world population from the U.N. Population Division reveal a number of trends that indicate otherwise. The following is PRI’s brief overview of some of the findings from the recently released 2015 Revision of the World Population Prospects. According to the U.N. Population Division’s medium variant projection, world population is estimated to be 7.3 billion …

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War on India Still an Emergency



This week marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of a reign of horror in Indian history. On this day, 40 years ago, India declared a state of emergency and gave the power to rule by decree to the prime minister, Indira Gandhi. During this “emergency period,” the Indian state sterilized eleven million of its citizens. Consent and sanitary conditions were considered superfluous; people were killed, maimed, and violated by the state’s intrusive hand into …

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UN – United in Opposing People



United in Opposing People As the Second World War drew to a close, the victorious allies met in San Francisco to discuss how to keep a peace that had been won at such a cost in blood and treasure . They drew up a charter for a new international organization that would prevent war, protect human rights, affirm the dignity and worth of the human person, and promote freedom around the world. Over the ensuing …

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