Category Archives: Contraception

Catholic ban on contraception

The development of the Birth Control Pill: The man most prominently associated with the development and introduction of the pill, John Rock, was an Irish Catholic doctor from Boston. Dr. Rock didn’t set out to make waves with the Vatican; … Continue reading

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Forced Sterilization

Many countries around the world have heavily restricted women’s access to contraception and birth control in the past, and many continue to do so. Until 1989, for instance, Romania outlawed contraception and abortion & as a result their population increased … Continue reading

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Hysterectomies for severely disabled girls

“Ashley X” (Seattle): A severely disabled girl was operated upon at the request of her parents, to prevent her from growing, menstruating and developing breasts. The principal purpose of the treatment was to improve Ashley’s quality of life by limiting her growth … Continue reading

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