Sterilisation of people with disability

Sterilisation of people with disability

The Commission has worked to promote measures to prevent unlawful or unnecessary sterilising procedures being performed on people, particularly girls and young women, with disabilities. Important documents in this area include:

Commission resources

The Sterilisation of Girls and Young Women in Australia: issues and progress (2001)

A Report by Susan Brady, John Britton & Sonia Grover jointly commissioned by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner and the Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Sterilisation of Girls and Young Women in Australia (1997)

A report by Susan M Brady and Dr Sonia Grover:
Commissioned by Federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Hastings

Other resources

Women With Disabilities Australia