ERIC Number: ED064842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Sterilization of the Mentally Ill and the Mentally Retarded.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Washington, DC.
Reported were the results of a survey on the sterilization of the mentally ill and the mentally retarded. Thirty-three states responded to the survey. It was found that 17 states have a sterilization statute, but the existence of the statute was explained not to mean that the procedure was used. Sixteen states responded that they did not have a sterilization statute. Of those states replying to the survey, none reported strong pressures either for or against sterilization statutes. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Washington, DC.