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A report released today confirms 22 cases of forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec since 1980 and calls for an end to the practice.

The study says several participants didn’t realize they had been spayed until years after the procedure when they were undergoing treatment for fertility problems.

The majority of participants did not sign a form consenting to sterilization, and those who did indicated that the information they received from medical staff was not clear about the impact of the procedure on their ability to have children.

The report states that the most recent example of imposed sterilization was in 2019, and concludes that there is an “apparent presence” of systemic racism in Quebec.

The study calls on the Quebec College of Physicians to end the practice immediately and also calls for action from the provincial and federal governments.

The study by researchers from the Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue is the first in Quebec to document the forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women.


— There’s more to come


– This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 24, 2022

A Quebec study confirms the practice of forced sterilization of indigenous women


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