In early September, the case of three HIV-positive women who filed suit saying they were sterilized at public health facilities without their consent resumed in the High Court of Namibia, garnering substantial international attention. In partnership with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, women’s groups in Namibia have been at the forefront of a global movement to document and raise awareness of the alarming levels of forced sterilization occurring among HIV-positive women around the globe.
Authors: Sofia Gruskin, Sarah MacCarthy
Published By: Science Speaks: Global ID News
Date: November 19, 2010
Publication Link: http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2010/11/19/group-raises-awareness-of-forced-sterilization-among-hiv-positive-women/