Truthout News Analysis
November 12, 2015
The controversy that has been swirling since late October around the World Health Organization’s (WHO) sudden about-face on the safety of the Depo-Provera injectable contraceptive is a mystery begging to be solved.
Countries rely on the WHO to give impartial advice on the safety of medicines. The expectation is that the agency will carefully scrutinize the available scientific evidence for and against a drug before it makes a policy recommendation, but in the case of Depo-Provera, the WHO appears to be forsaking science for the sake of special interests.
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