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Coercive Population Control in Three Villages in Northern Sri Lanka

Categories: South Asia, Sri Lanka, Citizen Media, Health, Human Rights, Women & Gender

Groundviews [1] reports that women of three villages in Kilinochchi with a child under the age of five were summoned to Veravil divisional hospital to weigh their children and to receive a vaccination. According to the report the doctors and nurses used coercive language and manipulated medical information to convince those women to take Progestogen-only subdermal implants (POSDIs), a long-term hormonal birth control.