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Israel Delays Permission to Manufacture Oral Contraceptive Pill

Health officials intimated today that delays in permitting manufacture of an oral contraceptive pill stemmed from considerations of a social and moral nature and from the Government’s policy of encouraging large families.

A local drug company said the delay was endangering possibilities of establishing an export trade in such contraceptives. The company said it had already received large orders for the pill from a number of Far Eastern countries.