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Demonstrators rally in support of women’s rights at the Women’s March on Jan. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Shutterstock)

Sexist barriers block women’s choice to be sterilized

Women face extraordinary difficulty in seeking the birth control method of sterilization due to sexist reproductive norms.
Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905. Over 1,900 Californians were recommended for sterilization while patients here. The collection of Alex Wellerstein

Forced sterilization programs in California once harmed thousands – particularly Latinas

About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
The death of 13 women in sterilisation camps in India has caused uproar. AAP

Sterilisation deaths: family planning isn’t just economics

Public outcry, demonstrations and riots have followed the death of 13 women at a government female sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Investigators have blamed tainted medicines and…

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