Legalised non-consensual sterilisation – eugenics put into practice before 1945, and the aftermath. Part 2: Europe

@article{Amy2018LegalisedNS,
  title={Legalised non-consensual sterilisation – eugenics put into practice before 1945, and the aftermath. Part 2: Europe},
  author={J. Amy and S. Rowlands},
  journal={The European Journal of Contraception \& Reproductive Health Care},
  year={2018},
  volume={23},
  pages={194 - 200}
}
  • J. Amy, S. Rowlands
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
Abstract This article deals with the nine European nations which legalised non-consensual sterilisation during the interwar years, thus completing the review, the first part of which was published in an earlier issue of this Journal. Like we did for North America, Japan and Mexico, countries concerned are addressed in chronological order, as practices in one of these influenced policies in others, involved later. For each, we assess the continuum of events up to the present time. The Swiss… Expand
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