Ignorance Hurts Tanzanian Girls

The Family Planning Association of Tanzania reported that many teenage females are taking a compound of Sodium Bicarbonate mixed with cold water as a method of preventing pregnancy. The dose is termed “Magad” and is believed to halt pregnancy. It appears the girls are more concerned about becoming pregnant than about getting AIDS.

I hate to blame George Bush for so many things but his administration has cut off funds to Africa that would help provide anti-pregnancy information and materials on grounds that all children have to know is to just say “no.” Saying “no” doesn’t work in America and it certainly doesn’t work elsewhere.
Arusha Times, June 7, 2007 “Girls Fear Pregnancy More than AIDS”