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A 1970 Law Led to the Mass Sterilization of Native American Women. That History Still Matters

Author: Brianna Theobald

In: Time, 2019

Investigates the history of the forced sterilization of Native American Women as a practice that reflects the history of U.S. colonialism.

See also on forced sterilization of Latino men and women: Novak, Nicole and Natalie Lira, ‘Forced sterilization targeted Americans of color, leaving lasting impact’, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 March 2018.

The link to the documentary ‘No Más Bebés’ (No More Babies), which tells the story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s can be found here

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