Quebec study confirms practice of forced sterilizations of Indigenous women

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted November 24, 2022 2:59 pm

A study released Thursday confirms 22 cases of forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women successful Quebec since 1980 and calls for the signifier to end.

The survey says that respective participants did not recognize they had been sterilized until years aft the process erstwhile they sought attraction for fertility issues.

The bulk of the participants did not motion a signifier consenting to sterilization, and those who did said the accusation they received from aesculapian unit was not wide astir the procedure’s interaction connected their quality to person children.

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The study says the astir caller illustration of imposed sterilization was successful 2019 and concludes determination is an “obvious presence” of systemic racism successful Quebec.

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The survey calls connected the Quebec College of Physicians to instantly extremity the signifier and besides demands enactment from the provincial and national governments.

The survey by researchers astatine Université du Québec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue is the archetypal successful Quebec to papers the forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women.

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