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Sickle cell patients navigate gray area between pressure and advice over reproductive health

Illustration of sickle cells in blood flow. (Artur Plawgo/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)
Illustration of sickle cells in blood flow. (Artur Plawgo/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)

Doctors are pressuring patients with sickle cell disease into unwanted sterilizations. That’s the finding of a new investigation from our editorial partner, STAT.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with reporter Eric Boodman about what dozens of women have shared about their experiences.

Editor’s note: If you believe you have experienced reproductive coercion or questionable consent, Eric Boodman wants to hear your story. You can reach him at Eric.boodman@globe.com.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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