February 6, 2008
BANGKOK, THAILAND: Many physically disabled women have lost their chance to become mothers as, without their knowledge or even permission, they were subjected to sterilisation.
“Some of them don’t even know when it happened,” Nattaya Boonpakdee said Tuesday (5 Feb). “These women found out the harsh reality only after they visited doctors to check why they were not becoming pregnant after being married for a long time.”
Nattaya heads the Thai Health Promotion Foundation’s sexual health promotion division.
“We have to end this problem,” Nattaya said, referring to the fact that many disabled women were sterilised against their will.
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