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ster·il·ize

 (stĕr′ə-līz′)
tr.v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
3.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.
4. Economics To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
5. To make inoffensive or innocuous: sterilized the terminology with euphemisms.

ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ster′il·iz′er n.

sterilization

(ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

sterilisation

n
1. the act or procedure of sterilizing or making sterile
2. the state of being sterile; sterilized condition

sterilization

Surgery to prevent conception, often permanently, though some methods are reversible. See hysterectomy, tubal ligation, vasectomy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterilization - the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)sterilization - the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
2.sterilization - the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
pasteurisation, pasteurization - partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

sterilization

noun
1. The act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually:
2. The state or condition of being unable to reproduce sexually:
3. The state or condition of being free from microorganisms:
Translations
sterilizace
sterilisation
sterilizálás
gerilsneyîing; ófrjósemisaîgerî
sterilizácia
kısırlaştırmamikroplardan arındırma

sterilization

[ˌsterɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nesterilización f

sterilization

[ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] sterilisation (British) n
[equipment, medical instruments, water, milk] → stérilisation f
[person, animal] → stérilisation f

sterilization

sterilization

[ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nsterilizzazione f

sterile

(ˈsterail) adjective
1. (of soil, plants, humans and other animals) unable to produce crops, seeds, children or young.
2. free from germs. A surgeon's equipment must be absolutely sterile.
steˈrility (-ˈri-) noun
ˈsterilize, ˈsterilise (-ri-) verb
1. to make (a woman etc) sterile.
2. to kill germs in (eg milk) or on (eg surgical instruments) by boiling.
ˌsteriliˈzation, ˌsteriliˈsation noun

ster·il·i·za·tion

n. esterilización.
1. procedimiento que impide la reproducción;
2. destrucción completa de microorganismos;
dry heat ______por calor seco;
gas ______ por gas;
vapor ______ por vapor.

sterilization

n esterilización f
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A narrow focus would likely limit any future redress for involuntary sterilization, whether that were to include litigation, monetary compensation, apologies, piecemeal reforms or individual accountability.
These intersecting lines of thought culminated in the enactment of involuntary sterilization laws, beginning with Indiana and eventually imitated by 32 other states.
Hamer's life was circumscribed by the brutality that surrounded her in the Jim Crow South; she, for instance, was given a hysterectomy without her consent while having a routine surgery to remove a tumor (this type of involuntary sterilization was routine at the time).
The practice of involuntary sterilization has been widely condemned as a human rights violation, including by the United Nations.
These unnecessary but common surgeries on intersex babies have recently been declared "torture" by the United Nations, whose Special Rapporteur on Torture stated, "Children who are born with atypical sex characteristics are often subject to irreversible sex assignment, involuntary sterilization, involuntary genital normalizing surgery, performed without their informed consent, or that of their parents, 'in an attempt to fix their sex,' leaving them with permanent, irreversible infertility and causing severe mental suffering.
The 15 chapters examine the European Court of Justice judgment on refugee claims filed by homosexuals, the history of abortion law internationally, the involuntary sterilization of women, the European Union framing of the protection of genetic privacy, and the persecution of HIV-positive women in Greece.
No data on the victims exist prior to the first involuntary sterilization law in Indiana in 1907.
A group of international health organizations came together in May to condemn and call for the elimination of involuntary sterilization.
5) However, compared to women with private insurance, women on Medicaid face more barriers to accessing postpartum sterilization because of the thirty-day waiting period between consent and sterilization that is in place to prevent involuntary sterilization.
funding is prohibited for any entity that "supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization," as determined by the president.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is under heavy fire after an investigation by the Population Research Institute (PRI) showed yet again that the UN is working with the communist dictatorship ruling mainland China to enforce its barbaric "onechild" policy--complete with forced abortions, involuntary sterilization, kidnapping of "illegal" children, and other brutal tactics.