Uzbekistan may be secretly sterilising women

Uzbekistan has a policy of secretly sterilising women, according to the BBC. According to women interviewed in neighbouring Kazakhstan, Uzbek authorities have run a program over the last 2 years to sterilise women across the nation, often without their knowledge. Apparently the government wants to control Uzbekistan’s growing population – official figures place it at 28 million.

“Every year we are presented with a plan. Every doctor is told how many women we are expected to give contraception to; how many women are to be sterilised,” says a gynaecologist from Tashkent, the… MORE

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