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Now, Injectable Contraceptives Linked To HIV Risk

AFRICANGLOBE - Women who use injectable contraceptives have an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV, according to a new study. The scientists say that the hormones in Depo-Provera may cause changes in the vaginal wall, alter bacteria found in the vagina, or influence a woman’s immune response — any of which could increase risk of HIV.

Depo-Provera Linked To Increased HIV Risk In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE- The injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with elevated risk for HIV infection among women in low-income or middle-income countries of Africa, according to a study published online January 8 in Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Israel’s State Comtproller to Investigate Coerced Birth Control on Ethiopian Women

Israel's State Comptroller Yosef Shapira announced yesterday that he will investigate allegations that HMOs and the state coerced and tricked Ethiopian Jewish women to take long-acting Depo-Provera birth control shots in order to reduce the Ethiopian population in Israel,

Black Women May Gain More Weight With Contraceptives

AFRICANGLOBE - Black women were the most likely to gain weight while using a long-acting form of contraception, such as a hormone implant or intrauterine device (IUD), in a small new study. Researchers found that.

Did Israeli Doctors Try to Forcibly Sterilize Ethiopian Immigrants?

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has called for an investigation into the reported administering of Depo-Provera contraceptive shots to Ethiopian immigrant women without consent.