By Charis McGowan and Natalie Alcoba
Santiago, Chile
February 23, 2021, 11:00am

Women In Chile Got Pregnant After Using Faulty Government Birth Control Pills

SANTIAGO, Chile - When Melanie Riffo discovered she was pregnant last September, she knew that something didn’t add up.

The 20-year-old from the southern Chilean city of Chillán had been careful. She took the birth control pills she was prescribed and given by her local public health clinic, always followed her nurse’s instructions, and she even took extra precautions. But she still got pregnant.

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