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Paying Drug-Addicted Women To Get Sterilized: Choice or Coercion?

Project Prevention pays low-income, drug-addicted women to get sterilized or use a long-term form of contraception. Is it coercion or simply “reproductive choice?”

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Namibian High Court to Hear Cases of Forced Sterilization

Activists fighting on behalf of access to high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare are watching Namibia’s courts to see if good precedent will be set on forced sterilization.

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Worried About Women of Color? Thanks, But No Thanks, Anti-Choicers. We’ve Got It Covered.

The anti-choice movement uses false concern about women of color in a classic effort to divide-and-conquer. Reproductive justice advocates say thanks but no thanks…we’ve got it covered.

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Women Sterilized Against Their Will Win Settlement in Czech Court Case

Two women sterilized against their will have won large settlements in a court case in Prague that is seen as a first step toward securing justice for other victims of involuntary sterilization.

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Namibian Government Implicated in Involuntary Sterilizations of HIV-Positive Women

As far back as 2001, women living with HIV/AIDS were being sterilized in Namibian hospitals, without their autonomous consent. Shockingly, these women, whose cases the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS began documenting in 2008, continue to wait for redress.

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Demanding the Right to Reproduce: Voluntary and Forced Sterilization in America

Rebecca Kluchin’s new book, Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980, explores a thirty year period of US history in which eugenic and neo-eugenic ideas were used to justify forced, coerced, and freely chosen sterilization.

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Chilean Woman Living with HIV Sterilized Without Consent

After a year of unsuccessful lawsuits, a woman living with HIV and sterilized without her consent filed a complaint against Chile before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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