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Malini Karkal

Swatija Manorama


“All (that researchers) are concerned about are their results and research. They do not know what it means for the women, practically. For example, for an anaemic woman a contraceptive means 20 days of bleeding. She is bound to feel sick, even though she may be very keen to have a contraceptive. Yet Depo trials will be conducted, simply because the US FDA has cleared Depo! Given such levels of ignorance and a biased attitude it is difficult to speak of ethical aspects of issues in reproductive health.” (as I remembered her concerns may not be her words in verbatim)

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