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Discovering I’d Been Sterilised

A year after having her appendix removed, Navajo woman Jean Whitehorse was having trouble conceiving. She went to see a doctor in New Mexico and discovered she’d been sterilised

After Navajo woman Jean Whitehorse had her appendix removed in the 1970s, she carried on with her life in the US. However, when she struggled to conceive, she was told she'd also been sterilised. Jean then went on to find out that she wasn’t the only Native American woman this had happened to.

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Image: Jean Whitehorse at her home in New Mexico
Credit: Lorna Tucker

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