Issues in Reproductive Health Law in the Commonwealth

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Voluntary sterilization is an increasingly applied method of fertility control in the Commonwealth, as in the world at large, and may protect more women against pregnancy than any other method of contraception (see below). Despite a history of restrictive laws and, for instance, medical and religious attitudes, voluntary sterilization figures very prominently in many Commonwealth countries' practice of reproduction control, although in many others recourse to permanent surgical contraception is treated with caution by the population of reproductive age, the medical profession and the law.


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