Ethiopian immigrant women

Israel’s Health Ministry Orders Halt To Injectable Contraception For Ethiopian Women

01/29/2013

Israel's Health Ministry has ordered the four public health maintenance organizations to stop giving Ethiopian Israelis a long-acting contraception injection.

A Jewish Ethiopian woman with a cross tattooed on her forehead poses for a portrait in Addis Ababa. Getty Images

Report Claims Birth Control Forced On Ethiopians

50 percent dip in birth rate due to coerced contraception, TV investigation says.

12/11/2012

Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying an Israeli TV report alleging that Ethiopian immigrant women have been coerced into taking contraceptive shots.

The report, which aired Saturday night on Israeli Educational Television, charged that coercive contraception is behind a 50 percent decline in the Ethiopian birth rate in Israel over the last decade.

Jews gather in November at a synagogue established by the Jewish Agency in Ethopia. Getty Images
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