The Stories of the Forced Sterilizations in Peru: The Power of Women’s Voices

dc.contributor.authorFlores Villalobos, Marieliv
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the extent to which the implementation of the National Program for Reproductive Health and Family Planning by the Peruvian Government had consequences in the lives of women who underwent sterilizations. This study is based on a feminist methodology and used interviews as a method of data collection in order to privilege women’s voices and lived experiences from a gender perspective. It addresses notions of biopower and the concept of reproductive health within a framework of intersectionality. Finally, by linking women’s testimonies with the theoretical framework, it was possible to identify that specific Peruvian women, in vulnerable and poor conditions, were targeted by the Government because they did not represent the idea of development, and since then, women are dealing with physical, emotional, and social consequences.
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectForced sterilization
dc.subjectReproductive health
dc.titleThe Stories of the Forced Sterilizations in Peru: The Power of Women’s Voices
dc.contributor.supervisorSpitzer, Denise sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes féministes et de genre / Feminist and Gender Studies
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -