Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan Niigata

Niigata welfare facility report “8 people underwent forced sterilization surgery’

“8 people said they had undergone sterilization surgery at Niigata hospitals it has been learned. Niigata city and prefecture surveyed medical institutions and welfare facilities revealing the 8 instances of forced sterilization.”

Written with extracts from NHK

September 21st 2018

8 people are said to have undergone sterilization surgery at Niigata hospitals it has been learned. Niigata city and prefecture surveyed medical institutions and welfare facilities revealing the 8 instances of forced sterilization.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, under the law, under the Act, the former eugenic protection law was enacted from 1953 to 1996, with the consent of the individual on the grounds of intellectual disability etc., about 16,000 It means that sterilization surgery was done to the person.

About this problem, the prefecture and Niigata city etc. surveyed 1471 medical institutions and welfare facilities together for one month until the end of last month, and it was kept in 7 welfare facilities other than Niigata City From the material, it is said that eight people were found to have undergone infertile operation.

According to the prefecture, six of them are said to have undergone surgery between 1967 and Showa 57, and they do not know about the remaining two.

The prefecture will report the survey results to the national government, and will investigate further and consider concrete measures.

Regarding this problem, there was a record in which the sterilization operation was carried out in 1953 against one woman in her twenties who lived in Niigata city at that time among the materials kept by Niigata City In addition, at that time, a record was found that 10 men and women who lived in the city said they had “undergone infertile operation”.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, under the law, under the Act, the former eugenic protection law was enacted from 1953 to 1996, with the consent of the individual on the grounds of intellectual disability etc., about 16,000 It means that sterilization surgery was done to the person.

About this problem, the prefecture and Niigata city etc. surveyed 1471 medical institutions and welfare facilities together for one month until the end of last month, and it was kept in 7 welfare facilities other than Niigata City From the material, it is said that eight people were found to have undergone infertile operation.

According to the prefecture, six of them are said to have undergone surgery between 1967 and Showa 57, and they do not know about the remaining two.

The prefecture will report the survey results to the national government, and will investigate further and consider concrete measures.

Regarding this problem, there was a record in which the sterilization operation was carried out in 1953 against one woman in her twenties who lived in Niigata city at that time among the materials kept by Niigata City In addition, at that time, a record was found that 10 men and women who lived in the city said they had “undergone infertile operation”.

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