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Unformatted text preview: Gender & Women Studies Lecture 13 15:35 Movie 1/3 of Hispanic American women have been sterilized known as “la operacion” Population control is a social policy with the thought in mind that some women should not have any children They say that when men get sterilized the lose their “energy” Many women who get the operation don’t really know what it is If they were educated on what it was then they would have found other ways to avoid having children Excess population Law legalizing sterilization It was the only way of contraceptive For some women it was a necessity because they could not afford to feed another mouth Many women were forced to get sterilized because their labor was the only income coming in 6.5% of all Puerto Rican women had been sterilized Small families were shown as the families that would show progress When migration started, it was easier to have fewer kids so sterilization increased...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course GWS 103 taught by Professor Aronselly during the Spring '11 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '11