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Sterilization of indigenous women an act of genocide, new book says - Thunder Bay - CBC News

30.8.16

Sterilization of indigenous women an act of genocide, new book says - Thunder Bay - CBC News: "In the early 1960s, federal officials were talking about distributing birth control in indigenous communities as a good idea because it would help reduce the size of the the homes that need to be provided to aboriginal people," she said.

Health professionals rarely received informed consent for sterilizations that took place in federal hospitals, she said.

Some of the same attitudes that led to the interference in the fertility of indigenous mothers in the past, are still prevalent today, Stote said.


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