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Banned family planning pill Sofia has been finding it’s way to Kenya market despite being banned by the authorities ten years ago. The bill was banned in the country after it’s negative side effects surpassed it’s own good.

The pill which is of Chinese origin proved to have adverse side effects to both women and children.

Kenyans access the pill from as low as Ksh 200 from rogue dealers and self-proclaimed herbal clinics. Women in dire need of family planning opt to go for the pill because they just need one pill per month and also because of the affordability.

Women under Sofia Family Planning Pill complain of nausea, tender breasts, palpitations and false pregnancy.

Breast feeding children risk developing secondary sexual features due to high levels of hormone in the pill. Laboratory investigations have shown that that a single pill contains 100 times the recommended levels of hormones in family planning pills.

Conventional family planning pills have controlled levels of levonorgestrel and quinestrol hormones. NQCL found the pill to have up to forty times the recommended amount of the two hormones.

The China based family planning pill was found to have high levels of these hormones by National Quality Control Laboratory which resulted to the pill being banned in the country.

National Quality Control Laboratory results also indicated that a single pill had 3000 micrograms of estradiol which is 100 times of the recommended 30 micrograms.

The high amounts of estradiol cause blood clots and heart diseases which sometimes can be fatal. High dosages of drugs also overburdens body organs such as the liver and kidney in their attempt to get rid of the excess drugs and clearing the residues from the body.

A doctor who spoke to a local media outlet confessed that the some of the patients that she has attended to suffered from blood clots, others had been rendered infertile while some were suffering from enlarged endometrium which increased their chances of suffering from endometrium cancer.

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