Corpus ID: 44500029

The Idea of the Maternal Protection Act and Its Application: From the standpoint of Japan Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.

@article{Terao2012TheIO,
  title={The Idea of the Maternal Protection Act and Its Application: From the standpoint of Japan Association of Obstetricians \& Gynecologists.},
  author={T. Terao},
  journal={Japan Medical Association journal : JMAJ},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          208-12
        }
}
  • T. Terao
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Japan Medical Association journal : JMAJ
Enacted in 1948 in Japan, the Eugenic Protection Act originates from the national eugenic law (also called the sterilization law) and had con­ siderable eugenic ideology. Article 1 of this Act states its purpose that “from the eugenic point of view, it aims to prevent the birth of inferior off­ spring as well as to protect maternal life and health.” The association of maternal welfare was established in each prefecture, and in April of 1949, Japan Association for Maternal Welfare,*2 a… Expand
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