#19: When Family Planning Means Sterilization

Katie Breen
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Katie interviews Zoe Hamilton, a researcher and expert on India’s family planning policies, about the country’s complex relationship with female sterilization and reproductive justice. Zoe and co-director Anne Munger are working in Mumbai on a feature-length documentary called Sterilized, which examines the Indian government's use of sterilization as a means of family planning and population control. In the interview, Katie and Zoe discuss how India's controversial family planning policies affect the lives of women. They examine the political forces - in India and in our own countries - that lead women to have tenuous control over their bodies and choices.

The trailer for the film can be viewed here. For updates on the film, follow Zoe and Anne's production company, Goat Tree Productions, on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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