Progesterex is not used to sterilize rape victims

Just now I received the following email:

Share this with your daughters, sisters, friends . . . !!!!!

A woman at a bar on a Saturday night was taken by 5 men, who, according to hospital and police reports, gang raped her before dumping her. Unableto remember the events of the evening, tests later confirmed the repeat rapes, along with traces of Rohypnol in her blood and Progesterex, essentially a small sterilization pill.

The drug is now being used by rapists at parties to rape AND sterilize their victims. Progesterex is available to vets to sterilize large animals. Progesterex is being used together with Rohypnol, the date rape drug.

As with Rohypnol, all they have to do is drop it into the girl's drink.The girl can't remember a thing the next morning, of all that had taken place the night before. Progesterex, which dissolves in drinks just as easily, is such that the victim doesn't get pregnant; she won't conceive from the rape and the rapist needn't worry about having a paternity test identifying him months later.

The drug's effects ARE NOT TEMPORARY - They areP*E*R*M*A*N* E*N*T!!! Progesterex was designed to sterilize horses.. Any female who takes it will NEVER BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE... The weasels can get this drug from anyone who is in the vet school or any university.

It's that easy, and Progesterex is about to break out big on campuses everywhere. Believe it or not, there are even sites on the Internet telling people how to use it.
Please forward this to everyone you know, especially girls... Be careful when you're out and don't leave your drink unattended.

Please make the effort to forward this on to all you know... Guys, please inform all your female friends and relatives!


Snopes.com is always there to debunk these ridiculous hoaxes and urban legends. Here is the truth:
The use of the sedative Rohypnol (or "roofies") by sexual predators looking to make their victims more compliant (and less likely to remember their encounters) has been discussed at great length over the last few years. The addition of the fictitious drug "Progesterex" to a standard piece of roofie scarelore is just someone's poor idea of a joke.

This particular scare seems to rely upon the notion that the process of identifying a rapist doesn't begin until his victim is delivered of a child. Even if a woman can't identify her attacker, bodily fluids and scrapings collected immediately after the rape help finger the man responsible. Were a rapist intent upon concealing his identity, a condom would serve him far better than any mythical sterilization drug.

But more important is the issue of men sexually assaulting women and the Amerikan culture that allows it. Read a book by Jackson Katz to learn more.

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