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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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Romani Women Subject to Forced Sterilization in Slovakia

Rights Violated by Health Care System New York, NY – Romani women are being coerced or forced to undergo sterilization procedures in eastern Slovakia’s government-run health facilities, according to a new report released today by [...]

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Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

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Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Peruvian prosecutors have closed [...]

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Forced Sterilization Preys on Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Preying on Women Living with HIV/AIDS by Lilian Sepúlveda, Director of the Global Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights For almost a decade, I've been working at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global [...]

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Sweden Drops Law Forcing Sterilization of Trans People

In a major reversal, this month the Swedish government announced plans to repeal an archaic law forcing transgender people to undergo sterilization before legally changing their gender. The announcement comes after several years of LGBT [...]

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CEDAW calls on Slovakia to Address Forced Sterilization and Refusals of Care

Slovakia must take urgent action to prevent Roma women from being sterilized without prior and informed consent. This was a key concluding observation from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, [...]

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Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a [...]

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Chilean Activists Celebrate Apology in Forced Sterilization Case

Al Jazeera reported on the apology by Chilean President Gabriel Boric to a woman who was forcibly sterilized after the birth of her son because she had HIV. The Center and its local partner, Vivo [...]

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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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