Israeli authorities for the first time admitted that they knew about the introduction of the Ethiopian immigrant long-acting hormonal contraceptives without their consent. Disposal to stop doing Director General of the Ministry of Health gave Ron Gamzu four medical organizations. In this earlier ministry and other official agencies denied that he knew about this practice, although the first information about it leaked to the media even five years ago.
Now, officials told gynecologists do not prescribe to women, who came from Ethiopia, contraceptive injection "Depo-Provera" if the therapist has doubts that the patient is aware of the consequences of its use. If necessary, gynecologists advised to seek assistance from interpreters.
Disposal Gamzu was a response to the demands of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, which represents several groups, women's rights and Ethiopian migrants. Representatives of the association demanded that the authorities stopped the practice and conducted an investigation.
The Association has made a request to the Ministry after airing TV shows, which were the results of interviews with 35 immigrant from Ethiopia. They said that women are forced to inject another contraceptive forwarding station on the way to Israel. According to them, the doctors claimed that this vaccine, which should be repeated every three months. Gynecologists explain their necessity that women who give birth many times can suffer from different diseases. Themselves journalists interviewed women claimed they did not want to do these injections, reports Lenta.ru.
Over the past ten years the birth rate in the Ethiopian community in Israel has fallen by about 50 percent. It is possible that by force contraception has played in this process is crucial. Since the 1980s, moved to Israel about 100 thousands of Ethiopian Jews who have the right to live in a Jewish state, the Law of Return 1950.