Stand UP, Speak OUT: The Personal Politics of Women's Rights - Reproductive Rights: Sterilization

  • Film Festival - Documentary
  • 2023
  • 7 Mins

A Latina woman Speaks OUT, sharing the story of how the US government sterilization campaign from 1930-1970 in Puerto Rico, the longest and largest in the world, impacted her family. Sterilization by tubal ligation was offered for free, but without informed consent. Women were subjected to the experimental trial for “The Pill” without knowing the risk to their health. Hundreds of thousands of women were deprived of the right to bear children because they were judged “unfit” to reproduce.

  • Actor :Ariana Gonzalez Stokas and her family
  • Producer :Katherine J Brewster