Demographic Patterns of Eugenic Sterilization in Three U.S. States: Mixed Methods Investigation of Reproductive Control of the 'Unfit'
Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AT ANN ARBOR
FOA Number: PA-17-444
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.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sep 21, 2018
Jun 30, 2021