Gates Foundation Contraceptive Initiative Increases AIDS Risk
Leaders and advocates across the global black community are criticizing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for funding an initiative that pushes the contraceptive known as ‘Depo-Provera’, to women of color across impoverished areas of Africa. "If they knew the risks of contracting AIDS they would not take it", leaders say. This is a clear attempt of human experimentation based on race and it is completely wrong. Help us report Pfizer to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Leading experts believe this initiative puts woman in harm, as studies show they would suffer side effects from self-administering the birth control shot. If not administered and used properly it can increases the risk of contracting AIDS by 8 times, according to the Journal Lancet.
The Gates Foundations intention is to distribute the drug to minors, even though the Scottish Physician Consortium publishes against it. Nevertheless, it's still being distributed without any control and without sufficient information and, therefore, without informed consent.
"No African woman would use it if they had full knowledge of the risks," says Kwame Fosu , Director of Rebecca Project for Human Rights." "In countries where women are at risk of contracting AIDS, the use of ‘Depo-Provera’ is discouraged," she adds. The Rebecca Project recently reported human experimentation of racial bias by American and UN programs. The report denounces Pfizer 's horrible record on contraception: “Norplant was removed from the U.S. market and is being distributed in Africa through an agreement with Bayer.”
Shamefully, the largest distributor of ' Depo-Provera ' is the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF). IPPF refuses to acknowledge that there are side effects with using ‘Depo-Provera” and advocates against using condoms. The World Health Organization is following IPPF’s lead and also recommends that women should use ‘Depo-Provera ' instead of using condoms. Scientific studies conclude that use increases the risk of breast cancer, reduces the body’s resistance to infections, can result in permanent infertility and causes birth defects to the baby if the user becomes pregnant.
The Gates Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID ), the British Department for Development (DFID), Pfizer and the UN Fund for Population have invested millions of dollars to develop a different version of ‘Depo-Provera’, called 'Sayana Press '. The pilot program is being implemented in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with the goal of reaching 120 million women and girls. According to the Wall Street Journal Market Watch, Pfizer expects revenues of $ 36 million from this contraceptive alone.
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‘Sayana Press’ increases the risk of getting AIDS by eight times