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New Documentary Describes How Mexican Women Were Sterilized in US Hospitals in the ’60s and ’70s

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rene Tamjina-Pena’s latest documentary details the horrific story of several Mexican women who were sterilized in US hospitals during the 1960s and 1970s. No Mas Bebes depicts the women, often young, afraid, and unable to speak English, and explains how they ended up on operating tables despite a lack of complete consent (and in some cases despite a lack of any consent at all).
The documentary was released …

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