On Friday, the Peruvian government announced that attention to the victims of forced sterilization was now a matter of national interest. With the declaration comes the creation of a National Registry of Forced Sterilization Victims as a way to facilitate their care.
In 1968, Elaine Riddick was sterilized against her will after a c-section to deliver her first and only child. She was just fourteen years old. Now she's fighting to receive compensation as a victim of North Carolina's Eugenics Board, which sterilized thousands of women, disproportionately black, on such grounds as…
Tessa Savicki wanted to take control of her reproductive life. On December 19th, 2006, Savicki instructed doctors to insert an IUD after she delivered her ninth child. Instead, the doctors elected to forcibly sterilize her on the operating table.