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Challenging Medical Practices

Breast Implants - The Clinic assisted a client through the maze of medical transport regulations so her bio-medical tissue could be entered as evidence in a class-action law suit against breast implant manufacturers.

Norplant - When Norplant was released as the latest and greatest method of birth control, the Clinic made the decision not to offer Norplant to our clients. The reason for this decision was two-fold. First, enough research had not been done on its side effects and removal. Second, some legislators and law enforcement officials proposed uses of Norplant that had the potential of mandating birth control in a way that would disproportionately affect young women, low-income women, and women of color. The Clinic is opposed to legislated birth control, and was unwilling to participate in oppression through coercive birth control tactics.

 

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