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Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.

The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.

One of the Ethiopian women who was interviewed is quoted as saying: “They [medical staff] told us they are inoculations. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.” It is alleged that some of the women were forced or coerced to take the drug while in transit camps in Ethiopia.

The drug in question is thought to be Depo-Provera, which is injected every three months and is considered to be a highly effective, long-lasting contraceptive.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-gave-birth-control-to-ethiopian-jews-without-their-consent-8468800.html

Wow. Huuuge ethical violation there.

by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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jllcali
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM
It's appalling, but not surprising.
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IntactivistMama
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM
D:
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

By the gods... that is disgusting


However, there are going to be women in here that will jump and defend Israel... *sits and grabs some brandy* 

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Wow...

***shakes head***
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GoddessNDaRuff
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM

how awful. Why are we (the US) on Israel's side

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM
Hmm.
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rfurlongg
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

What an immense violation of human rights.

areid1023
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

BUMP!

Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

That's messed up on so many levels.

gludwig2000
by Gina on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

 That is a huge violation of these women, smh. How terrible!

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