physician: Curtis Wood

Curtis Wood was one of many physicians in the early 1970s who believed that the physicians duty was to use sterilization as a means to rid the world of “undesirable” elements. In an article he wrote in 1973, “The Changing Trends in Voluntary Sterilization” Wood writes:

“As physicians we have obligations to our individual patients, but we also have obligations to the society of which we are a part. The welfare mass, as it has been called, cries out for solutions, one of which is fertility control.”

Serena Sebring - last update: November 30, 2007

References

Enoch, Jessica. 2005. “Survival Stories: Feminist Historiographic Approaches to Chicana Rhetorics of Sterilization Abuse.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly (Summer 2005). pg. 3

Hernandez, Antonia. 1976. “Chicanas and the Issue of Involuntary Sterilization: Reforms Needed to Protect Informed Consent” Chicana Law Review 3.1: 3-37. pg. 23

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~ by Serena on November 30, 2007.

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