They stole my fertility

Production: CBC/Radio-Canada
Country: Canada
Year: 2021
Duration: 39'
Directed by: Sylvie Fournier

This investigative report reveals for the first time the use of forced sterilization – or sterilization without informed consent – in the province of Quebec, a procedure that continues to this day. Suffering this kind of abuse, since the 1980s, are almost exclusively indigenous women-which shows how ingrained racism is in the Canadian health care system. The documentary provoked a vehement reaction in Quebec’s National Assembly and forced Premier François Legault to pledge his commitment to the abolition of this coercive practice.

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