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Forced Sterilization Mistakenly Believed To Stop HIV Transmission

The Guardian: Women with HIV fight crushing injustice of forcible sterilization
“…Speaking at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, [South African human rights activist Sthembiso] Mthembu said global action was needed to stop women being forced into the procedure [of sterilization], in the mistaken belief it stopped HIV transmission. … The Association for Women’s Rights in Development says forced sterilization involves surgically removing or disabling reproductive organs without full or informed consent, and is a clear violation of bodily integrity and autonomy…” (Davey, 7/25).