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Sterility is the quality or state of being unable to reproduce. The term may be used of plants or animals.

  • Sterility in animals may be specific to individuals, or may be a defect in an entire species, for example, the male mule, a hybrid of a female horse and a male donkey, is always incapable of reproduction.
  • Sterility in literature and art suggests work that does not arouse the intellect or the emotions.

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While not exactly within the confines of sterilization, the numbers indicate that the family planning program on the Navajo Reservation was definitely acquiring federal funds to carry on such a massive project.
In 1974, to set up safeguards, Congress defined the term "voluntary sterilization" to mean "...[the] requirement that the individual have at his disposal the information necessary to make his decision and the mental competence to appreciate the significance of that investigation" (DHEW report, 1978: 8).
Coercive sterilization can be defined by examples of testimony, but the burden of proof is on the patient that has her signature on the bottom of the page.
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