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Birth Control Shot / FDA #80544

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 10, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) FDA's consideration of contraceptive depo-provera, given by shot, examined; current international use of drug noted. FDA's past rejection of depo-provera on carcinogenic grounds recalled. [Gynecology Prof. Dr. Dan. MISHELL - thinks depo-provera is safer than the pill.] Opposition to drug by women's organization due to possible cancer-related side effects noted. Former depo-provera user Barbara Askinosie's case cited as example [ASKINOSIE - notes it's a matter of time before she gets breast cancer.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory Artist: Freda Reiter

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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