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Project Prevention Is Stigmatizing Pregnant and Parenting Women Who Use Drugs

Project Prevention, Child Welfare, and Junk Science (November 19, 2013)

Project Prevention pays drug-using women $300 to get sterilized or use long-acting birth control methods, with expanding international programs targeting women living with HIV. Its approach relies on medical misinformation and stigmatizes pregnant and parenting women who use drugs, as well as their children.

At a recent panel discussion following the screening of Project Prevention: Mothers and Children Speak Out, experts discussed how the war on drugs has expanded far beyond the criminal justice system.

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