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Chinese Government’s Offer Of Free IUD Removal Incites Outrage From Women’s Health, Rights Advocates

New York Times: After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs
“…For more than three decades, … [t]he IUD was the [Chinese] government’s most important tool for limiting couples to one child, and almost all new mothers were required to get one. … [A]n official said at a recent news conference that 18 million women would be eligible for the free removal of IUDs in the next three years so they could bear a second child. … But the head-spinning reversal, the paternalistic attitude, the failure to accept any culpability — for some, it was too much. Within hours of the news conference, the internet was fuming with indignation…” (Wee, 1/7).

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