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Friday, July 21, 2006

Study IUD use before banning it, DOH urged

June 18, 2006 / By Edwin O. Fernandez / Philippine Daily Inquirer

COTABATO CITY—Health practitioners and at least four legislators are urging the Department of Health to hold public consultations before it decides whether or not to ban the use, importation and sale of intrauterine devices (IUD).

A pro-life party-list group, the Abay Pamilya Foundation (APF) has sought a ban on IUD use claiming that it is an abortifacient and poses a serious threat to women’s health.

Based on the APF proposal, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III asked Schering Philippines to submit a comment on the proposed ban. Schering is the leading manufacturer of copper T IUD.

Read more here.

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