India’s Supreme Court Orders Government To Ban ‘Sterilization Camps’ Following Deaths Of 363 Women Between 2010-2013
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indian activists welcome top court ban on ‘sterilization camps’ after women’s deaths
“Women’s health activists on Friday cheered a ruling by India’s top court ordering the government to shut down ‘sterilization camps’ within three years following the deaths of hundreds of largely poor rural women across the country. In a judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said 363 women died between 2010 and 2013 during or after surgery in sterilization camps due to poor management by local authorities which included doctors using dirty equipment and expired drugs…” (Mohanty/Bhalla, 9/16).
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