Connie Uri, MD, a Native American doctor, discusses the Bureau of Indian Affairs' sterilization policy in Oklahoma with KPFK's Jim Berland. Uri describes the American government's forcible sterilization of Native American women and reports on her visit of Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma, where she discovered that over one hundred Native women who were sterilized in 1973 alone. She also discusses the role of medical professionals, especially doctors, in perpetuating these practices.
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