The human rights group says policies in Latin America and the Caribbean are fueling violence against women.
It's about time people knew what really happened.
The macabre practice of eugenics is most commonly associated with Nazi Germany. But as John Railey, the editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, dispassionately demonstrates in his new book, Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age, it is a profoundly American enterprise. Make no mistake: This is a difficult read, and it should be.
Earlier this week 13 women died in Chhattisgarh in central India. They died after undergoing sterilization in a high-volume, low-cost "mass production" type campaign commonly termed "surgical camp."
When a trans woman knows she needs hormone therapy to survive yet is priced out of banking her sperm for a desired future motherhood, this is forced sterilization, "forced" because it is within the power of the state to not exact such demands, but historical prejudices bias decision making.
If our representatives want North Carolina to prosper in the coming decades, they need to stop attacking communities of color, low-income communities and others who disagree with them. Otherwise they will drag North Carolina backwards in history.
With the eyes of the world watching, China must allow Chen and his family to live in freedom. Critically, the nation must also heed widespread calls to repeal the One-Child Policy, whose victims are largely voiceless.
Is there any connection between the eugenics movement and the anti-choice movement? Forcing a woman to give birth -- which the anti-choice movement effectively requires -- really is not that different conceptually from preventing her from giving birth.
As GlobalPost is reporting, Sweden currently only allows transgender people to change their gender on official documents
Today, the idea of the state medically taking away someone's right to procreate against their will seems impossible. But from the 1930s to the late 1970s, North Carolina used eugenics to justify mandatory sterilization of people with mental disabilities, criminals and other undesirables.
The Other Side of Reproductive Justice: How Sterilization and Other Forms of Coercion Are Used Against "Unworthy" Parents
Coerced sterilization and castration are in many ways no different from other limitations on individual reproductive choice: they violate a number of fundamental rights, including the rights to health, privacy, and physical integrity.
"It infuriates me that a group of people think they have a right to tell another group of people what they can and cannot
Watch Al-Jazeera's full report on the Chilean women's claims here: As nations around the world commemorate World AIDS Day
Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.