Non-Negotiable: My Body, My Womb, My Rights
End Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Women Living with HIV
Sterilization without informed consent or under coercion is part of a systemic pattern of discriminatory violations of sexual and reproductive health and rights experienced globally by women living with HIV. The practice has been documented by ICW networks and other groups in at least 30 countries around the world. Despite differences of geography, the stories of women living with HIV who have experienced coercive and/or forced sterilization are very similar and are frequently reported in the context of prevention of vertical transmission.
Download a copy of the ICW statement to the commission on the status of women: reclaim the right to motherhood for women living with HIV.
ICW CSW Statement Forced Sterilization (149 KB)