Ethiopian-Israeli Births

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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