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AGENDA 75 – THE COERCED STERILISATION OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN IN NAMIBIA

Abstract  Forced and coerced sterilisation is synonymous with a paternalistic desire to control women’s reproductive capacity. It is a practice that has always targeted the most marginalised people in society, including mentally ill or disabled persons, racial minorities, poor women, and people living with specific illnesses. Throughout the early 20th century,…
Priti Patel
26 Jan 2009