17 January 2018

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02/15/2017 CHINA

Father of three forced to undergo vasectomy

Even after the change of the one child law, the forced sterilization campaigns continue to affect Chinese citizens.


Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Yunnan health authorities are investigating the case of a man who forced to undergo a vasectomy during the Chinese New Year Because of the three children he had with his wife during her first marriage.

According to the Beijing Youth Daily, the man was kidnapped on February 8, while he spent his holidays at the home of friends in Zhenxiong County, Yunnan. After the kidnapping, the family called the police but his wife and son were already held in custody by the authorities.

Family members reported that if he had refused surgery, he would have to serve 15 days in prison on charges of "disturbing public order". The man has been sterilized at a clinic in the county of Luokan of Zhenxiong.

An official told media that during his first marriage, the man had broken the laws on birth control and that the operation is a procedure established by law.

For years, the government has led forced abortion campaigns on men and women found guilty of violating the one-child law. Since January 1, 2016, the state has allowed couples to have two children to increase the number of births in the country and reduce the aging of the population. Despite the change of policy on births, some experts say that this will not improve the demographic situation.


See also

21/09/2013 ITALY - USA - CHINA
Reggie Littlejohn: The One-Child Law, the Party’s tool to stay in power
The American activist founder of Women 's Rights Without Frontiers, tells AsiaNews the story of how her battle against China’s family planning policies begun, her ongoing fight to stop forced abortions and forced sterilizations . Because of birth control, Littlejohn explains, "the Chinese local system is in danger of collapse ."

01/06/2011 CHINA
Forced abortions in China: you (and the UN) are funding them
The president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers appeals for a stop to funding by international organisations that support forced abortions and sterilisations in China.

14/06/2012 CHINA
Forced abortions in China killing children just like in Syria
Scandal and outrage over story and the photo of the woman forced to have abortions, pictured with the dying baby boy lying next to her in bed. Shaanxi population control authority have launched an investigation. The woman's husband wants to sue employees who forced his wife to abort. In China, forced abortions are prohibited by law, but papers are full of stories of forced abortions and sterilizations.

20/09/2005 CHINA
The Chinese government admits: "Forced sterilisations and abortions took place"

The government admits to "human rights violations in Shandong province" after denunciation by a human rights activist.

08/03/2011 CHINA
Women first victims of one-child policy
Forced abortion, sterilisations, intrauterine devices and fines are used to implement the policy. On International Women’s Day, a long article looks at China’s family planning and its unjust and cruel law, which has allowed hundreds of millions of murders over the decades, and which must be stopped.

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