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State legislatures: 1974 bills. 1. Bills enacted. B. Sterilization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12336935     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
This document summarizes the various legislation which was enacted with regard to sterilization. The state where the bill was enacted, the bill number, as well as the sponsor are listed. Of the legislation enacted, some of the highlights included the following. The required 30-day waiting period between the request for voluntary sterilization and its performance was repealed. Also lifted was the requirement that health facilities request that certain nonmedical qualifications be met by those desiring sterilization. Another bill makes it a felony to perform or aid in a sterilization of a person under 18 unless it is unnecessary or unavoidable. Sterilization upon written request is available to anyone other than a minor, mentally incompetent, or someone with similar disability. Another bill which was passed allows any parent, guardian, or other authority responsible for a mentally incompetent to petition the court for an order authorizing sterilization.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family planning/population reporter; a review of State laws and policies     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0090-0923     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Plann Popul Rep     Publication Date:  1974 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-08     Completed Date:  1981-09-08     Revised Date:  2011-07-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357432     Medline TA:  Fam Plann Popul Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-5     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Family Planning Services
Health Planning*
Mental Retardation
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Sterilization, Reproductive*

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