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Unwanted sterilization and eugenics programs in the United States

Author: Lisa Ko

In: Independent Lens, 2016

Ko explores the US policy of coerced sterilization in the 20th century, implemented through federal funding in 32 states.  Sterilization was used to control ‘undesirable’ groups such as immigrants, people of colour, the poor, disabled or mentally ill and unmarried mothers.

See also: DenHoed, Andrea, ‘The Forgotten Lessons of the American Eugenics Movement’, The New Yorker, 27 April 2016.

See also: Pandit, Eesha, ‘America's secret history of forced sterilization: Remembering a disturbing and not-so-distant past, Salon, 30 January 2016.

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