Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 26th, 1997
Approval of the Pill would discourage people from using condoms, which so far have limited the disease's spread in Japan, they said.
Although oral contraceptives are widely used worldwide, Japan has yet to approve them for general use, partly because women's groups have not pushed for approval, some medical experts have resisted such a move, and the bureaucracy has moved slowly. In addition, abortion is legal in Japan. In 1995, about 343,000 cases were reported, according...
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