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Involuntary Sterilization in the US and Germany

Dr. Susan C. Benedict, CRNA, PhD, FAAN is Professor of Nursing, Director of Global Health, Department Chair at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston School of Nursing, along with her role as Co-Director of the Campus-Wide Program in Interprofessional Ethics.


  1. Describe the policies that led to the sterilization laws in the US and Germany.

  2. Analyze the impact of these laws.

  3. Discuss how these laws laid the ground work for the “euthanasia” program.

Involuntary Sterilization in the US and Germany
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