ISIS Forcing Birth Control On Female Captives To Maintain A Steady Supply Of Sex Slaves: Report

March 13, 2016 12:58 PM

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ISIS Forcing Birth Control On Female Captives To Maintain A Steady Supply Of Sex Slaves: Report

In the summer of 2014, after the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, overran the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, thousands of Yazidis — who practice an ancient religion predating Islam and Christianity, and are considered “devil worshippers” by the Sunni militant group — were killed, raped and enslaved. While most of the surviving Yazidi population now lives in makeshift camps in the Kurdistan region, an unknown number of Yazidi women are still being held captive by ISIS.

According to a report by the New York Times, which cited interviews with over three dozen Yazidi women who escaped captivity, ISIS militants used several forms of contraceptives to ensure that these women did not get pregnant. This was done to comply with the group’s interpretation of a provision in...

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