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Latest items for FSCB-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 27, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"In May, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities expressed concern about...forced sterilizations and abortions imposed on women and girls with disabilities" (para 7).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

“The couple already have one son. Zhou Junfeng is 10. After Zhou Junfeng was born his mother underwent a state-proscribed procedure to insert a contraceptive coil into her body. She says that this 'forced sterilisation' must have failed, allowing her to fall pregnant for a second time. The couple had the option to tell the authorities about the pregnancy the moment they discovered it, four months after conception. They decided not to come clean because they were concerned that an abortion may be forced on them. Instead, they said they planned to tell the authorities after the birth and then offer to pay the fine. This is common in parts...more
Aug. 13, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"In April, the Japanese parliament enacted legislation to compensate people forcibly sterilized under the Eugenic Protection Act between 1948 and 1996. Under the law, approximately 25,000 people were sterilized. In May, a district court in Sendai ruled that the plaintiff’s constitutional right to pursue happiness, including reproductive rights, had been violated under the now-defunct act. The court, however, rejected compensation sought by the plaintiff, citing the 20-year statute of limitations" (para. 5).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The median age at sterilization is 27 years, a figure that has not changed substantially over the past 15 years" (117).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (25).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (35).
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (38).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (34).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"A quarter (26%) of currently married women age 15-49 want to have another child within the next 2 years, 16% want to wait at least 2 years before having another child, and 44% want no more children at all or are sterilised. Among currently married men age 15-49, 36% want to have another child in the next 2 years, 21% want to wait at least 2 years before the next child, and 37% want no more children or are sterilised (or their wife is sterilised). As shown in these results, men are substantially more likely than women to want another child within the next 2 years (36% and 26%, respectively)...more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"here were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (41).
March 11, 2020, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"In the former Czechoslovakia, a Public Decree on Sterilisation from 1971, in force from January 1972, ena- bled public authorities to take programmatic steps to encourage the sterilisation of Romani women and women with disabilities placed in mental institutions in order to control their birth-rate. This legal provision resulted in giving public authorities more or less free reign to systematically sterilise Romani women and women with disabilities without their full and informed consent. In 1979, Czechoslovakia also initiated a programme provid-ing financial incentives to Romani women for undergoing sterilisations motivated by the need “to control the highly unhealthy Roma population through family planning and contraception”. Sterilisations were a recognised state...more
March 7, 2020, 7:05 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Israel's health ministry is investigating claims that Ethiopian women are being injected with a controversial contraceptive without their knowledge or consent. Thousands of Ethiopian women are said to be receiving shots of Depo-Provera every three months in Israeli clinics. The contraceptive stops menstruation and has been linked to fertility problems and osteoporosis" (para 1-2). "The phenomenon was uncovered when social workers noticed the birth rate among Ethiopian immigrants halving in a decade. An Israeli documentary investigating the scandal was aired in December and prompted a popular outcry. t revealed that women were started on a course of contraceptive jabs while still in transit camps in Ethiopia, some without being told...more
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (28).
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (29).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ACR-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (33).
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (18).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (19).
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

" There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (pg 42).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (20).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (26).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (23).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 40).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 9).
July 30, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods. Roma women continued to pursue compensation through the courts for involuntary sterilization, and NGOs called on the government to establish an independent investigative body to determine the scope of the practice" (p. 15).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 17).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 16).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that ISIS transferred some Yezidi women captives from Iraq to Syria (see section 1.g.). There was limited information available regarding their treatment in 2017; however, previous reports from Iraq found that ISIS forced Yezidi women whom they had impregnated to have abortions. There were no reports of involuntary sterilization. Estimates on maternal mortality and contraceptive prevalence are available at: www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/monitoring/maternal-mortality2015/en/" (Pg 45).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 51).