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Birth control injections for poor African women condemned by SPUC

25 November 2014


African culture values children and is staunchly pro-life

A new device for giving birth control injections to poor African women has been condemned by SPUC, which has strong links to Africa.

SPUC was responding to the news that Sayana Press, a self-injectable version of the Depo-Provera, is to be sold at US$1 per unit. [BBC, 16 November 2014] The media has described the device as a "contraceptive".

Like most forms of hormonal birth-control, however, Sayana Press/Depo-Provera can induce early abortions by making the lining of the womb hostile to newly-conceived human embryos.

A spokesperson for SPUC said: "Sayana Press is cheap and dangerous. Treating poor, black women like this is disgraceful." [SPUC, 18 November]

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