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Peru’s history of forced sterilizations overshadows vote

Published in Al Jazeera English on 8th of April 2016

Lima, Peru – Victoria Vigo was in the 32nd week of her third pregnancy when she went to a hospital complaining of pains. She was immediately taken to the operating room and given a C-section. Her baby lived for only a few hours.

Vigo was devastated. But what made it worse was overhearing one of the doctors talk about how she was now being sterilised.

It was 1996 and Vigo had heard rumours of other women being forcibly sterilised, but had never thought it would happen to her.

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