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Sterilisation of 14 mentally handicapped women challenged

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:721
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    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 …

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