Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say

November 25, 2014 10:07 PM

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Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say

BARUAN, India (Reuters) - India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently.

Twenty years on and targets remain in all but name, say doctors, healthcare workers and family planning experts, meaning that, although below peak numbers, more than four million people underwent surgery in 2013-14.

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