Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Late Twentieth Ce

Re: Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Late Twentieth

Postby admin » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:30 pm

1976: Government admits forced sterilization of Indian Women
by Native Voices
10/18/16

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A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office finds that 4 of the 12 Indian Health Service regions sterilized 3,406 American Indian women without their permission between 1973 and 1976. The GAO finds that 36 women under age 21 had been forcibly sterilized during this period despite a court-ordered moratorium on sterilizations of women younger than 21.

Two years earlier, an independent study by Dr. Connie Pinkerton-Uri, Choctaw/Cherokee, found that one in four American Indian women had been sterilized without her consent. PInkerton-Uri’s research indicated that the Indian Health Service had “singled out full-blooded Indian women for sterilization procedures.”

THEME Federal-Tribal Relations
REGION California, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest
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