Irony alert -
Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of H.I.V.
The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with H.I.V., according to a large study published Monday. And when it is used by H.I.V.-positive women, their male partners are twice as likely to become infected than if the women had used no contraception.So, if a person followed Catholic doctrine and only had sex within marriage to someone who also followed Catholic doctrine, then the chance of catching AIDS would be, well, zero.
The findings potentially present an alarming quandary for women in Africa. Hundreds of thousands of them suffer injuries, bleeding, infections and even death in childbirth from unintended pregnancies. Finding affordable and convenient contraceptives is a pressing goal for international health authorities.
On the other hand, following the advice of modernist secularists seems to be a good recipe for spreading HIV in Africa.
Via Mark Shea at his new Patheos digs.