Mistreatment and Coercion: Unethical Sterilization in India

Edited By Madhulika Masih, Sarita Barpanda and Zahra Wynne sterilization in India is still problematic. Ground level health workers are heavily incentivized to encourage women to undergo the procedure, rather than promoting condom or oral contraceptive pill usage. Sterilization remains a procedure that is performed at a disproportionately high rate when compared with other nations. This book will look at sterilization through a rights-based lens, to shed light on how sterilization has been used for years as a weapon to impede reproductive autonomy and champion coercive population control tactics, at the expense of women's bodies. The book also highlights the struggle through the use of law to change the way family planning programmes especially female sterilization was being implemented