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[AHD] Alerts on Contraceptives and Birth control methods

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Alerts on Contraceptives and Birth control methods used in Africa

What types of contraceptives and birth control methods are available in many parts of Africa today? How do you know which one to choose? Where are they manufactured? How effective are they? How safe are they? Who regulates them?


These are the questions that comes to mind after reading the article by Issa Sikiti Da Silva

Jan. 22, 2013 (All Africa Global Media) -- A 25-year-old mother of five hailing from Senegal's eastern Tambacounda province believes that contraceptives damage the womb and cause health problems in the long term, such as a rise in blood pressure and chronic headaches.


This Week’s topic was suggested by Brenda Grace Okott - A final year law student at the University of Oslo, originally from Uganda and a mother of two beautiful girls. She is going to be our special guest for the program and here is just the beginning of her concern on the issue in her own words:


1. Information; when i look at the reality on ground, it looks like the consumers do not have full information about the products and the distributors plus the Doctors do not give proper and enough information due to either pressure of the work load or different interests or even ignorance at different levels.

2. Accessibility; Here i mean women are buying pills from “drug shops and kiosks" at the road side acting as retail dealers in medicine. Now I wonder what the health inspectors say or if they even care to notice that it is being sold and consumed by human beings at different levels of understanding etc.

3. Quality; Are the products well tested and what kind of information...