sterilization

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the act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually

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the state or condition of being unable to reproduce sexually

the state or condition of being free from microorganisms

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the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)

the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)

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Caption: The involuntary sterilization of Indigenous women constitutes part of a genocide against Indigenous peoples, according to Karen Stote, an assistant professor of women and gender studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Oklahoma was one of 13 states permitting involuntary sterilization of criminals.
The statement noted that women bear the brunt of involuntary sterilization, often in connection with coercive population policies.
Beginning in the early 1900s, as eugenic reformers in the United States targeted poor, white immigrants for involuntary sterilization, physicians turned away many other women whose reproduction was deemed socially desirable.
Chen, a human rights lawyer, had exposed and protested coerced abortions, involuntary sterilizations and other abuses in China.
Few then worried about such abuses as the involuntary sterilization programs in India and other places that have since been exposed.
With respect to the petitioner's first argument, the Second Circuit found that "the BIA's conclusion that an involuntary IUD insertion is not an involuntary sterilization is permissible," noting that it was "reasonable" for the BIA to distinguish the IUD as a "temporary measure," whereas "sterilization makes one permanently incapable of having children.
Roma maltreatment incidents have been frequently popping-up in Slovakia, like erection of a wall in Ostrovany to segregate Roma, reported continual segregation of Roma children in Slovakia schools, involuntary sterilization of Roma women in the past, etc.
Bell decision in 1927, which allowed the states to practice involuntary sterilization (Dudziak, 1986).
Shortly after becoming Chancellor of the Reich in 1933, the "doctor to the German people" passed the Sterilization Law, which led to the involuntary sterilization of 400,000 German citizens, not necessarily Jews, suffering from "genetically determined" illnesses.
Given the strides in human rights and legal recognition of human dignity, general programs of involuntary sterilization of mentally disabled persons in Canada ended in the early 1970s.
History has shown us that children with disabilities have been victims of involuntary sterilization, institutionalization, and widespread abuse, neglect, and death.
13) The Second Circuit's interpretation of section 1101(a)(42) has also prompted Congressional support for an amendment to section 1101(a)(42) that would extend refugee status to the "legally recognized spouse[s]" of "persons who have been forced to abort [a] pregnancy or undergo [an] involuntary sterilization.
Nobel laureate William Shockley encouraged involuntary sterilization measures, based on the observation that the least-capable persons in the community were producing the largest numbers of offspring.