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Date of Publication: January 24
Year of Publication: 2024
Publication City: Gothenburg, Sweden
Publisher: The Overpopulation Project/University of Gothenburg
Author(s): Richard Grossman
Reproductive coercion comes in different forms – forced sterilization as well as forcing women to bear unwanted children. Both forms must be fought.
Reproductive health abuses, especially coercion, have turned many people away from concern about the human population. I agree: reproductive coercion should be shunned.
Examples of coercive actions include sterilization of both women and men in India—even though patients didn’t really know what was being done. Coerced sterilizations also happened in the early 20th century in the USA—especially people who weren’t of the dominant race or were thought to be mentally or genetically deficient.
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