Sterilization Racism and Pan-Ethnic Disparities of the Past Decade: The Continued Encroachment on Reproductive Rights

@article{Volscho2010SterilizationRA,
  title={Sterilization Racism and Pan-Ethnic Disparities of the Past Decade: The Continued Encroachment on Reproductive Rights},
  author={Thomas W. Volscho},
  journal={Wicazo Sa Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={17 - 31}
}
I n the late 1960s and through the 1970s, reports of coercive, involuntary, and otherwise nonconsenting sterilizations of American Indian, African American, Mexican, and Puerto Rican origin women began surfacing in the United States.1 These revelations came at a time of intense civil rights activity and political consciousness among non-"white"2 groups in the United States. American Indian and African American women and girls were especially impacted by sterilization abuse. In a well-known case… Expand

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