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Human Laboratory, The

Synopsis
Investigates research carried out on women in Third World coutries using the implanted contraceptive Norplant. Presents testimony from women in the slums and villages of Bangladesh and Haiti, examines the belief of some Filipino women that they have been used as guinea pigs, and asks whether Third World testing of contraceptives can be unscientific and unethical. Looks more widely at the issue of family planning and its effect on women.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 6 Nov 95.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
Bangladesh; contraception; Haiti; medical research; Philippines

Credits

Producer
Deborah Cadbury
Writer
Deborah Cadbury
Contributor
John Lynch

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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