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Contraceptive ad ban

Contraceptive ad ban

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PAKISTAN has banned advertisements for contraceptive products on television and radio over concern that they expose inquisitive children to the subject of sex, local media reported last Saturday (28). The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said it was acting in response to com- plaints from parents and its ban covered all contraceptive, birth control and family planning products. “(The) general public is very much concerned (about) the exposure of such products to the innocent children, which get inquisitive on features (and) use of the products,” it said in a statement. The ban came despite a government initiative to encourage…

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