Friday, September 26, 2014

Vaccines to Regulate Fertility

It's a thing. And researchers are doing human trials.

WHO is funding it? Rockefeller Foundation among others.
The work on LHRH and HCG vaccines was supported by research grants of The Rockefeller Foundation, The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, the Dept.of Biotechnology Govt. of India and The EC grant No. TS3*- CT94–0292. 
 According to P.D. Griffin writing in 2006:
Since the mid 1970s, the World Health Organization's Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, through its Task Force on Vaccines for Fertility Regulation, has been supporting and coordinating the development of a birth control vaccine based on a synthetic peptide representing part of the beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (β-hCG). The majority of this work has been carried out in the laboratories of Dr V. C. Stevens at Ohio State University.  
So the Kenyan Bishops in March 2014 had good cause to question why the tetanus campaign was targeting women between the ages of 14-49. They wanted to know if the tetanus shot being given was the:  
"Tetanus Toxoid vaccine (TT) laced with Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (b-HCG) sub unit has been used in Philippines, Nicaragua and Mexico to vaccinate women against future pregnancy. Beta HCG sub unit is a hormone necessary for pregnancy. When injected as a vaccine to a non-pregnant woman, this Beta HCG sub unit combined with tetanus toxoid develops antibodies against tetanus and HCG so that if a woman’s egg becomes fertilized, her own natural HCG will be destroyed rendering her permanently infertile. In this situation tetanus vaccination has been used as a birth control method."

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