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Forced Sterilization for Population Control
A discussion of the forced sterilization of Native-American women by the United States government in the 1970s and of Roma women in the former Czechoslovakia.
# 106302 | 2,693 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 30, 2008 in History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , Women Studies (General)


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This paper discusses forced sterilization as a brutal method of population suppression that is occurring in modern history. It specifically focuses on the forced sterilization of Native-American women by the United States government in the 1970s and of Roma women in the former Czechoslovakia. It describes the background of the issue and the investigations into their occurrence.

Table of Contents:
Sterilization and Native American Women
Targeting the Roma
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Forced sterilization is one of the most brutal abuses of reproductive rights occurring in modern history. The practice, which is often part of racist policies meant to control so-called nuisance populations, has even been widely used by modern, advanced nations such as the United States, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Forced and coerced sterilization was used by doctors employed by the Indian Health Services during the 1970s to deprive thousands of Native Americans the ability to grow their families. Methods ranging from pressure to outright deception were used to control Native American populations and, in some cases, for the doctors to benefit financially. Czechoslovakia used similar methods, and even financial incentives, to force and coerce thousands of Roma women into sterilization procedures as part of a racist government policy that has continued in some form at least until the past few years. Although international pressure and legal challenges have helped stem the practice of forced and coerced sterilization in America, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the racism that allowed for such policies remains a modern challenge in all three nations."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Albert, Gwendolyn. "Czech Romaphobia: Notes from the last decade." European Roma Rights Centre Web site (2007). 7 Dec. 2007 http://www.errc.org/cikk.php?cikk=2651&archiv=1.
  • Brearley, Margaret. "The Roma/gypsies of Europe: A persecuted people." Institute for Jewish Policy Research Web site (1996). 7 Dec. 2007 http://www.jpr.org.uk/Reports/CS_Reports/PP_3_1996/index.htm.
  • d'Oliveira, Ana Flavia Pires Lucas; Diniz, Simone Grilo; and Schraiber, Lilia Blima. "Violence against women in health-care institutions: An emerging problem." The Lancet, 359.9318 (May 11, 2002): 1681-1685.
  • England, Charles R. "A look at the Indian Health Service policy of sterilization, 1972- 1976." First Nations Issues of Consequence. 7 Dec. 2007 http://www.dickshovel.com/IHSSterPol.html.
  • Gejman, Pablo V. and Weilbaecher, Ann. "History of the eugenic movement." The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 39.4 (2002): 217-231.

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