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Abim district probes asprin abuse among women

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th March 2009 03:00 AM

ABIM district authorities are investigating allegations that women use aspirin to stop unwanted pregnancies.

By Olandason Wanyama

ABIM district authorities are investigating allegations that women use aspirin to stop unwanted pregnancies.

The district health educator, Roselyn Okello, said she had heard of women using aspirin to stop pregnancy during sex.

The aspirin abuse was raised by a village health team volunteer, Mary Akech, during a safe motherhood conference organised by the First Lady, Janet Museveni, recently at Hotel Leslona in Moroto district.
“The women alleged that whenever they used proper pills they had excess bleeding during menstruation,” she said.

She added: “They take four aspirins whenever they expect to have sex and another two tablets in the morning to prevent unnecessary pregnancies.”

Mrs. Museveni, also state minister for Karamoja affairs, warned the women against using asprin to stop unwanted pregnancies.
“The use of aspirin and other herbal medicine if not prescribed by medical personnel puts the women’s lives at risk,” she said.

Abim district probes asprin abuse among women

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