Teaching aid card with pictures of different types of contraceptive
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New contraceptive for women in poorer countries

A new way of giving contraceptive injections - in a special device without a traditional syringe - could help more women in developing countries plan their lives and their families.

The device has previously been used for giving hepatitis B jabs in Indonesia, but this is the first time it has been made available for contraception.

It will reach women in the world's sixty-nine poorest countries, with Burkina Faso the first country to use it.

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 16 Nov 2014
  • From the section Health
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