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Forced Sterilization

'No Más Bebés' Exposes The Involuntary Sterilization Of Immigrant Women

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices

In 1975, a group of 10 Mexican women sued LA county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government, claiming medical staff coerced, forced and tr...

Review: Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age

Byron Williams | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Byron Williams

The macabre practice of eugenics is most commonly associated with Nazi Germany. But as John Railey, the editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, dispassionately demonstrates in his new book, Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age, it is a profoundly American enterprise. Make no mistake: This is a difficult read, and it should be.

Virginia Once Involuntarily Sterilized 7,000 People. Now The Victims Are Finally Getting Compensated.

AP | BILL SIZEMORE | Posted 02.26.2015 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13. Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg m...

The India Sterilization Tragedy; Highlighting the Need for Better Choices, Safer Procedures

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
James Bernstein, MD

Earlier this week 13 women died in Chhattisgarh in central India. They died after undergoing sterilization in a high-volume, low-cost "mass production" type campaign commonly termed "surgical camp."

Deadline Looms For Victims Of Forced Sterilization Program

AP | JEROME BAILEY Jr. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program are facing a Monday deadline to file a claim to receive payment from t...

Man's 'No-Brainer' Plea Deal Includes Vasectomy Requirement

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to reduce his prison term by up to fi...

Rand Paul's Gattaca Adventure

Steven Conn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If Senator Paul were one of my students I could help him sort out the history that he got so wrong in his plagiarized speech, history which has been overshadowed by the plagiarism itself.

Transgender Sterilization: Sweden and Beyond

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Kellaway

When a trans woman knows she needs hormone therapy to survive yet is priced out of banking her sperm for a desired future motherhood, this is forced sterilization, "forced" because it is within the power of the state to not exact such demands, but historical prejudices bias decision making.

Human Rights in China: Inform Before Reform

Anna Richardson | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Anna Richardson

Chen Guangcheng is often referred to in the press as a "Chinese dissident," but he does not seek the overthrow of the CCP. He rather wants to see the Party live by its own rulebook.

No Money For Forced Sterilization Victims In North Carolina

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 08.27.2012 | Black Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The first serious proposal to compensate victims of forced sterilization failed Wednesday when North Carolina legislators said they w...

N.C. Racial Justice Act Vote Threatens State's Progressive Streak

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Ben Jealous

If our representatives want North Carolina to prosper in the coming decades, they need to stop attacking communities of color, low-income communities and others who disagree with them. Otherwise they will drag North Carolina backwards in history.

Chen Guangcheng's Escape: What China Is Trying to Hide From You

Chai Ling | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Chai Ling

With the eyes of the world watching, China must allow Chen and his family to live in freedom. Critically, the nation must also heed widespread calls to repeal the One-Child Policy, whose victims are largely voiceless.

"Three Generations of Imbeciles Are Enough"

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Is there any connection between the eugenics movement and the anti-choice movement? Forcing a woman to give birth -- which the anti-choice movement effectively requires -- really is not that different conceptually from preventing her from giving birth.

WATCH: Local Activists Plead With Sweden To Amend Transgender Sterilization Law

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International human rights activists have decried Sweden's decision not to update a "barbaric" law that requires all transgender people to become ster...

Making Things Right, Many Years Later

Michael Waterstone | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Waterstone

Today, the idea of the state medically taking away someone's right to procreate against their will seems impossible. But from the 1930s to the late 1970s, North Carolina used eugenics to justify mandatory sterilization of people with mental disabilities, criminals and other undesirables.

The Other Side of Reproductive Justice: How Sterilization and Other Forms of Coercion Are Used Against "Unworthy" Parents

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Coerced sterilization and castration are in many ways no different from other limitations on individual reproductive choice: they violate a number of fundamental rights, including the rights to health, privacy, and physical integrity.

GlobalPost Reports: The Terror Of Forced Sterilization For Transgender People

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Ann Tornkvist STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Aleksa Lundberg remembers being four years old and standing by the kindergarten's wading pool. The tea...

Peru: Rights Groups Claim 200,000 Women Forcibly Sterilized, Investigation Reopened

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — Peruvian prosecutors have reopened an investigation into evidence that thousands of women were forcibly sterilized during the 1990-...

N.C. Tries To Make Amends For Sterilizations

AP | By RENEE ELDER and TOM BREEN | Posted 08.19.2011 | Healthy Living

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nearly 35 years after ending the country's most active post-war sterilization program, North Carolina is the only state trying to mak...

HIV-Positive Chilean Mothers Claim To Be Forcibly Sterilized, Abused In Hospitals (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As nations around the world commemorate World AIDS Day, a group of HIV-positive women in Chile has come forward with more sobering news, claiming they...

Namibian Women With HIV Sue Government Over Forced Sterilization

AP | PATIENCE NYANGOVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WINDHOEK, Namibia — Supporters of three HIV-positive women in Namibia who say they were sterilized without their consent held protests to suppor...

Ashley Judd: Please, Population Control is Not the Answer for Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.

Namibia Women Face Forced Sterilization

Priti Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Priti Patel

Advocacy groups in Namibia have documented the stories of dozens of HIV-positive women who were sterilized against their will in public hospitals.