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Israeli probe into Ethiopian women's allegations of forced birth-control injections refused to hear complainants' testimony

Comptroller nonetheless concluded inquiry into historic affair by claiming that injections of long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera had not been forced on them.

Lee Yaron

29.01.2016 | 05:05

The State Comptrollers Office did not talk to women immigrants from Ethiopia who alleged they were given contraceptive shots without their knowledge or consent, Haaretz has learned.

The comptroller nonetheless concluded his inquiry into the affair by stating that the injections had not been forced on them. State Comptroller Joseph Shapira says in his probe summary that neither the Health Ministry nor health maintenance organizations in Israel had issued instructions to inject the immigrants from Ethiopia with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.


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