“I feel like half a woman all the time”: The impacts of coerced and forced sterilisations on HIV-positive women in South Africa

  title={“I feel like half a woman all the time”: The impacts of coerced and forced sterilisations on HIV-positive women in South Africa},
  author={Zaynab Essack and Ann Strode},
  pages={24 - 34}
abstract HIV-positive women are entitled to sexual and reproductive health rights, including access to contraceptives of their choice. One such option is sterilisation. Given its permanency, a woman's decision to sterilise should be voluntary and fully informed. However, there have been multiple reports that HIV-positive women are being sterilised without their informed consent, and sometimes without their knowledge, in southern Africa and elsewhere. The Article explores the socio-cultural… 
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