Injectable Contraceptives Put Women at Risk for HIV Infection
Population Research Institute Releases New Video Showing the Dangers of Using Depo-ProveraDepo-Provera®

Steven Mosher
August 12, 2016
Reproduced with Permission
Population Research Institute

I'd like to share with you a stunning new video from the Population Research Institute (PRI) shows that women using injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera may have a greater risk of contracting HIV. Several studies have now established a likely link between Depo-Provera (sometimes simply called "Depo") and HIV transmission. Injectables like Depo are among the most popular contraceptives used in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Despite the risk of HIV transmission, the U.S. Government continues to spend tens of millions of dollars every year to ship these dangerous drugs to areas hard-hit by the HIV epidemic.

"It is unconscionable that USAID, UNFPA, and others continue to ship tens of millions of doses of this dangerous contraceptive every year to Sub-Saharan Africa and other areas suffering from the HIV epidemic," says PRI President Steven W. Mosher. "Numerous observational studies now have found that Depo-Provera and other similar drugs could place women in harm's way by vastly increasing the likelihood that they will contract HIV. American taxpayers are forced to shell out millions of dollars every year to fund injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera in Sub-Saharan Africa. This blatant violation of women's rights on the dime of American taxpayers must cease," Mosher said.