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Former Peruvian government censured over sterilisations

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:236
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, and three former ministers may be accused of genocide by Peru's parliament.

    A commission concluded that thousands of Peruvians—mostly poor indigenous people—underwent compulsory surgical sterilisation that resulted in damage to their dignity and physical integrity including deaths due to improper health care.

    The report on the “voluntary contraceptive surgery activities” …

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