Litigating against the Forced Sterilization of HIV-Positive Women: Recent Developments in Chile and Namibia

  • Author: Harvard Human Rights Journal


Recently, advocates have begun to litigate coerced sterilization as a rights violation in domestic and international courts. Two such cases are presented in this article. Although the cases are still in the litigation process, they represent a promising new approach for anti-sterilization advocates and an important step toward recognizing the reproductive rights of HIV-positive women. (10 pages)

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