Long-Acting Controversy

The Indian government last week announced plans to add injectable contraceptives to its slate of free, state-sanctioned birth control options, following decades of controversy. Women’s rights groups in India have fought widespread use of injectables since 1986, citing concerns about product safety, reliable clinical trials and dangerous side effects.
Popular in Africa and Latin America and long available in private practice in India, injectables offer another option for Indian women, only 39% of whom use some form of modern contraception. Currently, the most popular choice is sterilization which, due to negligence and human rights violations, has led to hundreds of deaths in India’s so-called “sterilization camps.”

Source: Quartz

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