Sterilisation of 14 mentally handicapped women challengedBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.721/a (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:721
- Alexander Dorozynski
An association for mentally handicapped people in France has claimed that 14 mentally handicapped young women have been sterilised without their consent. It is demanding a criminal investigation.
The claim comes from the Association for the Defence of the Handicapped in the Yonne administrative district. The women all attend a centre for mentally handicapped people in Sens, a town 120 …