Taliban Bans Birth Control Methods
The Taliban, which took over the administration in Afghanistan, banned the sale of birth control pills in two major cities in the country.
TheTaliban claimed that birth control methods were “a Western conspiracy to control the Muslim population”.
According to the news in The Guardian,Taliban militants went door to door in the country’s two largest cities, warning pharmacies and midwives to remove all birth control pills and methods.
One pharmacist told The Guardian: “They broke into my shop twice with guns and threatened me. “They check every pharmacy in Kabul,” he said.
“You can’t promote what the West is using for population control,” one former midwife said in a statement, and has threatened theTaliban more than once.
Other pharmacies in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif also said they are not allowed to keep birth control methods on their shelves.
TheTaliban, which came to power in Afghanistan in August 2021, continues to put pressure on the lives of women and girls. While theTaliban exclude women and girls from education, they also prevent them from taking part in many professions.