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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 23 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:445

Brazilians offered free sterilisation: Brazil's president, Fernando Henrique Cardosa, has signed a law granting free sterilisation to men and women over 25 who have more than two children. Poor women routinely choose to have caesarean sections so that they can bribe doctors to sterilise them at the same time.

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