Philippine DOH’s Implanon is a discontinued drug

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Reproductive Health

The Philippine Supreme Court recently halted the distribution and sale of the contraceptive implant known as “Implanon” and “Nexplanon” that was reportedly a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: “The SC ruling issued on Aug. 24 means the 400,000 subdermal contraceptive implants—including Implanon and Implanon NXT, supposedly the most effective forms of birth control—that former Health Secretary Janet Garin had procured at P500 each, or...

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Contraceptive implant Implanon: Your experiences

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Reproductive Health

Nearly 600 women have become pregnant despite using a popular contraceptive implant, a health watchdog has said. There have also been more than 1,600 reports of adverse reactions to the Implanon device, which is designed to prevent pregnancy for three years. The NHS has been forced to pay compensation to several women because of the failures, Channel 4 News reported. The implant maker, MSD, said no contraceptive was 100% effective. BBC News website readers have been sharing...

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Public urged to understand TRO on contraceptives

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Breaking News, Reproductive Health

MANILA – In response President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement regarding the RH Law during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), an alliance of pro-life and pro-family groups challenged the government to disclose to the public the whole truth about contraceptives, calling on citizens to know the basics behind the Supreme Court (SC)’s resolution to uphold the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the RH Law. The Alliance for the Family Foundation Philippines (ALFI), in a...

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Reconfiguring the population pyramid

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Reproductive Health

Peter Wallace, in his Dec. 1 column (“It’s not an SC decision,” Opinion), wrote strongly against restraint on the part of the Supreme Court regarding the full implementation of the Reproductive Health Law in consideration of Article II, Section 12 of our Constitution, protecting the life of the unborn. I have been to informal settler areas in my parish to help young mothers with natural family planning, and a big number of them refuse to join our sessions because they have...

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America’s looming demographic winter: Can we avoid a fertility free fall?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Reproductive Health

August 19, 2016 (BreakPoint) — We’ve talked before on BreakPoint about the fertility crisis facing China, Japan, and much of Europe—all of which face what has been called a “demographic winter.” Until recently, the United States has been an exception to this distressing trend, but this seems no longer the case. To understand why, here’s a primer. Demographers use two numbers to measure fertility rates: the average number of children a woman gives birth to during her...

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Philstar’s Sison: Damaging Legacies

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Reproductive Health

A LAW EACH DAY(Keeps Trouble Away) By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 3, 2015 – 12:00am Up to now, controversy still surrounds the very contentious and divisive RH law. This time the controversy revolves around its implementation after the Supreme Court (SC) has  already declared some of its provisions unconstitutional for being contrary to the pro-life policy mandating the State to protect the life of the mother and of the unborn from conception....

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