NIH Sep 21, 2018 | R01

Demographic Patterns of Eugenic Sterilization in Three U.S. States: Mixed Methods Investigation of Reproductive Control of the 'Unfit'

Principal Investigator(s): STERN, ALEXANDRA M;

Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AT ANN ARBOR

FOA Number: PA-17-444

Abstract

PROJECT NARRATIVE We will undertake epidemiological, historical and mixed-methods analysis of nearly 30,000 eugenic sterilization requests processed by three U.S. states: California, North Carolina, and Iowa, between 1919 and 1974. Working with de-identified datasets and using methods we developed during the R21 phase of this project, we will estimate and compare population-based rates of sterilization according to gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, diagnosis, state, and time period. We will deepen and extend this analysis by conducting qualitative analysis of information on patient and institutional records, integrating quantitative and qualitative analysis to generate a richer understanding of the experiences of 30,000 people sterilized during the eugenics era.

FUNDING AGENCY:

Funder:
NIH

Institute:
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Funding Type:
R01

Project Number:
R01HG010567

Start Date:
Sep 21, 2018

End Date:
Jun 30, 2021

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