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11 Women Die In India After Sterilization

Sara Krevoy |
November 12, 2014 | 10:32 a.m. PST

Web Producer

Eleven women have died and 62 have been hospitalized after sterilization surgery at a government-run health clinic in India.

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These women were among more than 80 who were paid 1,400 rupees (roughly $23) each to undergo the procedure at a "camp" in the state of Chhattisgarh, officials say. The program is part of a longstanding initiative by the Indian government to curb population growth.

Though the procedure is not a requirement, reproductive health activists question the ethics of the program.

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