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    • karen vaughan
    • 09.12.12 | 08:00 (IST)

    These injections are given, in general to the "free health", section of the population, although not exclusively. there is a lot of intimidation of the woman & they are coerced to accept this form of contraception, out of harrassment, or fear of becoming pregnant. 35 years ago my mother spoke in South Africa about this to her cousin here. The problem does not end there because if all of them decided to have a few children , "according to their means", & have the whole, (extended) family take care of these children to full potential & good life span, the avoidance of of tubal ligation(because of religion, or permission from a man, or permission from the doctor, etc.), the woman who continue or go on with these long acting drugs; display symptoms, of weight gain, distortion of body, blood pressure problems, diabetes, and in south Africa, they tell you in the clinics that you will have to take diabetic & blood pressure medication before you die. In explaining this the mother who would be, has not even begun to make her choice, personally in the family or in the community.

    from the article: Why is the birth rate in Israel's Ethiopian community declining?
    First published 07:15 09.12.12 | Last updated 01:04 09.12.12
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