"One day they came to get me and forced me into an ambulance. I was not alone, there were other women with me, they took us away like cattle."Aurelia Paccohuanca was 24 years old when she was forced to undergo a sterilization operation. "I was told that I should not have any more children, that I should have my tubes tied. I didn't even know what tubal ligation was! "What do you mean, you don't know?", I was told. "You are ignorant people!" When we arrived at the health center, we were asked to undress, some women were screaming. "
The doctors put her to sleep, operated on her while she was semi-conscious and sent her home, without any post-operative follow-up. It was in 1998, under the presidency of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000). She keeps pain and a deep trauma.
Written by Amanda Chaparro for Le Monde.
Au Pérou, l’ex-président Alberto Fujimori devant la justice pour avoir orchestré une politique de stérilisations forcées
Des centaines de milliers de femmes, le plus souvent pauvres et ne parlant pas espagnol, ont été opérées sous la contrainte dans les années 1990, dans le cadre d’un plan de lutte contre la pauvreté.