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BY MARISA LONDON
The following piece does not reflect the views of the Yale Global Health Review.
In March 2016, the New York Times released an article titled “To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control.” The article discussed the ways in which a corrupt interpretation of Islamic law, coupled with the various contraceptives supplied by modern medicine, allows for the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) to perpetuate the systematic rape of captive women and girls.1 The author explains how leaders and fighters of the Islamic State utilize modern birth control to imitate the sexual slavery that they believe flourished during the Prophet Muhammad’s time: contraceptives ensure that they do not break the Islamic law and engage in intercourse with an enslaved pregnant woman. 1,576 more words