Involuntary Sterilization of HIV-Positive Women: An Example of Intersectional Discrimination

(2015) 37(2) Human Rights Quarterly 464-491

28 Pages Posted: 27 May 2014 Last revised: 6 Jul 2015

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Ronli Sifris

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This article considers the involuntary sterilization of HIV-positive women through the lens of intersectional discrimination. It begins by examining the international human right to be free from discrimination before considering involuntary sterilization as a form of discrimination against women. The article then draws on the example of the involuntary sterilization of HIV-positive women to make the point that, in order to truly understand the insidious nature of involuntary sterilization, it must be viewed through the prism of intersectional discrimination.

Keywords: sterilization, HIV, discrimination

Suggested Citation

Sifris, Ronli, Involuntary Sterilization of HIV-Positive Women: An Example of Intersectional Discrimination (2015). (2015) 37(2) Human Rights Quarterly 464-491. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2442139

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