In 2011, The World Medical Association (WMA) and IFHHRO – International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations, have condemned the practice of forced and coerced sterilisation as forms of violence that severely harm physical and mental health and infringe human rights.
Rights of the persons who have a disability or belong to a marginalised group, have been upheld and importance fo informed choice has been underlined.
Consent to sterilisation should be free from material or social incentives and should not be a condition of other medical care, social, insurance or institutional benefits.
To view full report: http://www.wma.net/en/40news/20archives/2011/2011_17/index.html
In sharp contrast to this international commitment, news indicating how incentives and disincentives are playing a major role in coercing people to undergo sterilization procedures immeterial of informed consent have been emerging from various states in India.
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