Only trained doctors to perform sterilization procedures – Supreme Court of India


In April, 2012, after the Public Interest Litigation filed in the Supreme Court of India, issued notice to the central and state governments stating that sterilizations should only be performed by trained doctors in proper hospitals in accordance with the guidelines issued earlier by the apex court.

Concerns have been raised by HRLN (supported the PIL) on privatisation of sterilisation programme in India as a result of which, practices like operations being performed in government school building without proper light and surgical instruments have come to light. Further, practices like violation of maximum number of operations to be conducted in a day in a camp have also been recorded.

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About coalitiontcn

The Coalition on Two Child Norm and Coercive Population Policies is a group of individuals and organisations interested in addressing the issue of coercive population policies pushed by different states in India, especially the Two Child Norm (TCN). The recent examples of attempts to impose the TCN have come from states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar. Activists including organisations and individuals from various states have expressed interest in a need for a Coalition that will anchor advocacy with the state governments to (a) prevent them from implementing the norm where it is not yet implemented but proposals towards the same have been expressed in public (b) advocate for removal of TCN through and build evidence to highlight its negative implications in states where it is already implemented. The Coalition is hosted at Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ, New Delhi).

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