Israel’s Ethiopians suffer different ‘planned’ parenthood

December 19, 2012 6:08 pm 0 comments Views: 121

The revelation that Israel is sterilizing Ethiopian women adds to a shameful history of abuse of powerless women and communities.

By Efrat Yardai

It’s hard to believe, but in Israel, in 2012, Ethiopian women are forced to receive injections of the Depo-Provera contraceptive. This injection is not a commonly prescribed means of contraception. It is considered a last resort and is usually given to women who are institutionalized or developmentally disabled.

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