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06 February 2013

from Marginal Revolution by Tyler Cowen

"This seems underreported, so I will link to it here:
Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.
The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.
I’ve read through a number of alternative accounts and this seems to be true. If you feel this is in error, however, please do give me another source to check out."

Marginal Revolution