Women forced into sterilisation protest to UN

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:410
  1. Katka Krosnar
  1. Prague

    A group of Czech Roma women who said that they were forcibly sterilised have, on 17 August, outlined their stories in person to a United Nations committee in New York. They hope this will exert pressure on the Czech government to apologise.

    On the same day, many Roma women staged a protest outside a hospital in the east of the Czech Republic to raise awareness for their cause. About 30 women carrying banners stating “we want children” and “sterilise gherkins not women” protested outside …

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