sterilization: Tibet, Brazil, Colombia, US

In Tibet: In 1990, the local radio station in Qinghai announced that “over 87,000 women had been sterilized, about ten percent of women of child-bearing age.” It was unclear whether these operations had been voluntary, but the same broadcast announced, “Effective and forceful measures have also been adopted to strengthen family planning work.”

Between 1965-71, an estimated 1 million women in Brazil had been sterilized

Between 1963-65, more than 40,000 women in Colombia had been sterilized

The first country to concertedly undertake compulsory sterilization programs for the purpose of eugenics was the United States.

Reference:

discussion blog for – WS100: Feminist Critiques in Biomedicine

<http://feministscience.blogspot.com/2007/10/mississippi-appendectomy-la-operacion.html&gt;

accessed: 11/12/2007

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~ by Serena on November 19, 2007.

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