Forced Sterilizations

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Japanese government to investigate forced sterilization of intellectually disabled people

Jan 27, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

At least eight couples have reportedly undergone sterilization at the behest of Asunaro Social Welfare Service Corp. Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

Hundreds of Muslim clerics have been detained in China's Xinjiang region

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

New research has shown that amid a widespread “reeducation” effort in a region of China— which the U.S. has designated... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

Xinjiang officials admit large drop in birth rate, attribute it to family planning

Sep 22, 2020

The government of China's Xinjiang autonomous region has acknowledged that birth rates there fell by nearly a third in 2018,... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, London.

Disabled woman who narrowly avoided forced abortion to get forced contraception

Oct 10, 2019

A judge in England has decided that a disabled woman who is pregnant will be fitted with a contraceptive device... Read more

Saskatchewan suit says indigenous women were forced into sterilization

Nov 14, 2018

In a class-action lawsuit in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, more than 60 indigenous women allege they were coerced into... Read more

 Beggar women on the street in Jaipur, India, March 2009.

The deadly cost of population control: India's targeted women

Nov 13, 2014

By Mary Farrow

India's population control policy is under fire after at least 14 women died following botched sterilizations due to negligent medical... Read more