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New Zealand’s new birth control plan for female beneficiaries labelled “intrusive”

Shannon Buckley | 08 May 2012

The New Zealand government hopes to reduce beneficiaries by offering those on benefits and their children free long acting contraception such as long term contraceptive injections, implants and intra-uterine devices.  Many consider this is tantamount to the government getting involved in women’s reproductive rights and worry that women will be bullied into short term sterilisation.  It certainly sends a strong message that New Zealand doesn’t want people on benefits having children. 

 
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