Originally Posted by Mirzam
I don't think the article is referring to depo provera shots, but to the addition of human Chorionic Gondaotrophin (hCG) to the tetanus vaccine that was administered to women in the Philippines and Nicaragua. http://thinktwice.com/birthcon.htm
The article is not referencing depo-provera, correct. I used that to illustrate that there were a number of research projects at the time investigating the potential for injectible birth control.
Though I take back my previous statement after reading the 1968 report. They ARE interested in population stabilization, but are focused on reproductive research that did not appear to target developing nations:
Seeking out or encouraging the development of, and providing partial support to, a few centers of excellence in universities and research institutions in the United States and abroad in which the methods and points of view of molecular biology are teamed with the more traditional approaches of histology, embryology, and endocrinology in research pertinent to development of fertility control methods;
Supporting research of individual investigators, oriented toward development of contraceptive methods or of basic information on human reproduction relevant to such developments;
Encouraging, by making research funds available, as well as by other means, established and beginning investigators to turn their attention to aspects of research In reproductive biology that
have implications for human fertility and its control;
Encouraging more biology and biochemistry students to elect careers in reproductive biology and human fertility control, through support of research and teaching programs in departments of zoology, biology, and biochemistry.
And yes, the hCG vaxes have been discussed here as well... a quick search should bring them up. I feel like I'm re-living a lot of old threads recently... Maybe that just means I've been here too long!!