Canada’s Shameful History of Sterilizing Indigenous Women

December 7, 2018

(The Conversation) – Indigenous women are murdered, go missing or face abuse at much higher rates than non-Indigenous women in Canada. Recent news stories now report that birthing mothers have also been sterilized (given tubal ligations) without their full and informed consent, as recently as 2017. These shocking stories describe women being told that they cannot see their newborn babies until they undergo a sexual sterilization surgery.

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