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Sunday, August 14, 2016

PRI Releases New Video - 'Depo's Deception: New Dangers for African Women'

Population Research Institute Releases New Video Showing the Dangers of Using Depo-Provera®

Injectable Contraceptives Put Women at Risk for HIV Infection

from Population Research Institute

Below is  a stunning new video from the Population Research Institute (PRI) shows that women using injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera may have a greater risk of contracting HIV. Several studies have now established a likely link between Depo-Provera (sometimes simply called “Depo”) and HIV transmission. Injectables like Depo are among the most popular contraceptives used in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Despite the risk of HIV transmission, the U.S. Government continues to spend tens of millions of dollars every year to ship these dangerous drugs to areas hard-hit by the HIV epidemic.

“It is unconscionable that USAID, UNFPA, and others continue to ship tens of millions of doses of this dangerous contraceptive every year to Sub-Saharan Africa and other areas suffering from the HIV epidemic,” says PRI President Steven W. Mosher. “Numerous observational studies now have found that Depo-Provera and other similar drugs could place women in harm’s way by vastly increasing the likelihood that they will contract HIV. American taxpayers are forced to shell out millions of dollars every year to fund injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera in Sub-Saharan Africa. This blatant violation of women’s rights on the dime of American taxpayers must cease,” Mosher said.

The Population Research Institute is a (501c3) non-profit research organization whose core values hold that people are the world’s greatest resource. PRI’s goals are to educate on this premise, to expose the myth of overpopulation, and to expose human rights abuses committed in population control programs. Our growing, global network of pro-life groups spans over 30 countries.  For more information, please use this link.  

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