Ghana Pregnant Women taking Pills to Bleach their Unborn Baby’s Skin

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Sometimes you wonder when the world will grow up, especially the blacks and when we’ll stop thinking like slaves looking forward to the slave masters, wanting to be like them because they’re the most appreciated, the fairer skin and the blacks want to be fair like them too, to feel appreciated but like we all know, if it’s not a dog, it’s not a dog, if you think you’re black and ugly that’s exactly what you are because you’re always what you think.

Women in Ghana have been warned against a growing trend for taking pills during pregnancy to lighten the skin of their unborn babies while they are still in the womb. Medical experts say these illegal drugs can cause birth defects, including damage to limbs and internal organs.

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says using Glutathione pills for this purpose is dangerous, adding it wants “the general public to know that no product has been approved by the FDA in the form of a tablet to lighten the skin of the unborn child”.

The practice is growing in Ghana, according to the FDA, with pills often smuggled into the country inside luggage at airports in large quantities.

Although comprehensive data has not yet been gathered, the body says market surveillance and stakeholder activity have helped to reveal the trend among women crosses socio-economic divides. Security agencies and police are working together to arrest and prosecute companies and individuals in possession of the illegal tablets.