Search the Archive

Contraception / Depo Provera #55573

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Opening of House hearings on new 3-mo. contraceptive given to women by injection reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Drug's name, depo provera, stated; its use in United States as cancer treatment noted. [Representative James SCHEUER - says depo provera comes as close as any drug to being perfect contraceptive.] Use of contraceptive shots by women in Europe and developing ntns. reported; FDA's lack of approval for US contraceptive use stated. Amt. of oral contraceptive use in United States and dangers of it cited. [Emory University spokesperson Dr. Robert HATCHER - says most dangerous contraceptive is overused.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) report on issue outlined. [FDA commissioner Don. KENNEDY - responds to question about cancer risk in use of depo provera for contraceptive.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.