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Preemptive Genocide: Only Now Are Reparations Being Made to Eugenics Victims - Indian Country Media Network

26.1.17

Preemptive Genocide: Only Now Are Reparations Being Made to Eugenics Victims - Indian Country Media Network: The list of abuses is varied but invariably shocking: Native women going in for C-sections and coming out with tubal ligations; Native girls going in for tonsillitis and coming out with tubal ligations; young Native women being given hysterectomies after being told that they were reversible; Native women being used in Depo-Provera trials without being informed of the risks; Indian Health Service (IHS) workers implanting the controversial Norplant capsules in a patient’s arm, but claiming to lack the training to remove it, even when it caused complications.

Carmen was a college student in the 1970s when she began to encounter similar stories of abuse. She recalls her conversation with one 30-something student: “She raised her blouse up, and she had been sterilized in three different ways.” She was also told of a woman who was unable to deliver her full-term baby—and discovered that her cervix had been sewn shut without her knowledge.


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