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Some HIV-Positive Women In Uganda Sterilized Without Consent, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — HIV-positive Ugandan women complain of forced sterilization in government hospitals
“…A 2015 study carried out in nine districts of Uganda by the International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) found 72 out of 744 HIV-positive women surveyed had been sterilized. Twenty of them had been forced to undergo the procedure, or it had happened without their consent. Hajarah Nagadya of ICWEA said that 18 of the 20 forced sterilizations had been carried out in government hospitals, and two cases occurred in private clinics. … A spokesman for Uganda’s Ministry of Health said it was not government policy to sterilize women living with HIV/AIDS…” (Kakande, 9/4).

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