Avila v. New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, 22 July 1987.

  • Published 1987 in Annual review of population law

Abstract

The Supreme Court of New York held that an institution receiving federal funds and performing sterilizations may not arbitrarily prevent a mentally competent person and freely consenting individual from being sterilized. The plaintiff was a thirty-seven year old woman who, although mildly retarded, was not mentally incompetent under federal law.

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@article{1987AvilaVN, title={Avila v. New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, 22 July 1987.}, author={}, journal={Annual review of population law}, year={1987}, volume={14}, pages={31} }