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Friday, July 21, 2006

DOH issues Memo on IUD: NO BAN

Dear everyone who supported the campaign to resist the banning of the IUD, Our efforts have born fruit. Yesterday, 19 July, the DOH, through Usec. Nieto issued a memorandum clarifying that the DOH has not banned the IUD and that the IUD is recognized as among the "legally acceptable" and "medically safe" Family Planning methods. Attached is a copy of this Memorandum (see downloadable image below).

This campaign generated wide support among Reproductive Health providers and the community. Letters to DOH were signed by 86 health practitioners and 491 IUD users. The IUD issue was also featured in several news articles and radio programs ((PNGOC Media Contacts), such as: DZRH by Ruth Abao, the first to feature the IUD campaign in May through an interview with Junice; PDI - Edwin Fernandez, Sunday, 18 June ("Study IUD use before banning it, DOH urged"); and Radyo Magazine (Fe Nicodemus) 1278 khz AM, 17 June ("Babaeng Migrante May Kakammpi Ka?" hosted my KAKAMMPI).

On behalf of the RHAN Medical Committee and all of RHAN, the RH advocacy team of Likhaan would like to thank everyone for your courage and steadfastness. May this success be the first of many.

Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Junice, Lalen, Joy P, Betong and Tish
Likhaan (short name of Linangan ng Kababaihan, Inc.)
92 Times St., West Triangle Homes
Quezon City 1104 Philippines
Tel: (63 2) 926-6230
Fax: (63 2) 411-3151

Shared by:Atty. Russel Solitario (PNGOC)
RGS June 2006 Batch (Kabandana)

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