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Coerced sterilisation of Canadian indigenous women in 70s widespread - researcher


TORONTO, Sept 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coercive sterilisation of indigenous women in Canadian health centres during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in the north disproportionately targeted, a researcher has found.

The Canadian government was often aware of the problem, but did not act to stop it, said Karen Stote, a women's studies professor at Waterloo, Ontario-based Wilfrid Laurier University who conducted archival research for a recently released study.


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