JBCLJade Bird Component Library
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Indeed, requests by the JBCL to the Colonial Development and Welfare Organisation were repeatedly turned down, (55) leaving Farquharson to conclude that "[p]resumably we are to do this without money!" (56) The local government's lack of support would also prevent the League from getting any reductions on customs duties, despite being a non-profit organisation and thus traditionally entitled.
(65) In a report of JBCL nurse visits to 67 non-returnees in 1941, for example, the majority of those who gave explanations for their lack of perseverance in birth control use said they were disappointed with the method they were given, finding it "uncomfortable," disliked by their husband and/or that it had failed and they had become pregnant again.
(77) Birth controllers thus made a more committed effort to explain from the start that the JBCL did not provide abortion or sterilisation, and advocated only voluntary efforts, eventually changing their name from the Jamaica Birth Control League to the Jamaica Family Planning League in 1941 to help emphasise this point.
At first, the JBCL had not even bothered stocking condoms in the clinics, (115) and League members had been sceptical about whether men had any interest in family planning whatsoever.