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Most sterilizations performed on women

Published: 25 Dec 2012 12:56 GMT+01:00

Out of the 4,800 Swedes who chose to get sterilized in 2010, two thirds were women.

According to relationship experts the disparity could be down to women traditionally taking greater responsibility for both reproduction and pregnancy prevention.

"Many guys think that if we skip using a condom she'll sort out the pregnancy prevention… So I'm thinking if the woman doesn't want to be on the pill, then one option is to get sterilized," Robert Jakobsson, a social worker and sexologist, told Sveriges Radio (SR).

Since Swedish county councils are no longer obliged to report the number of sterilizations carried out, the National Board of Health and Welfare figures are not conclusive.

However, there is information about the cost of carrying out the operation, and it varies significantly around the country.

In 11 out of Sweden's county councils the patient fee for a sterilization is 300 Swedish kronor ($45), which is the prize of a regular doctor's visit.

In eight of the councils, sterilizations cost over 2,000 kronor. In the southern region of Östergötland the prize is a hefty 13,200 kronor.

Two county councils do not offer the procedure at all.

Sveriges Radio (SR) spoke to a 26-year-old woman who said she knew already as a teenager that she did not want to have children.

At age 19 she found out that she could get sterilized, but the age limit is 25.

"When I turned 25 I immediately went to the health centre because I knew that's what I wanted," she said.

She added that she could always adopt if she ever changes her mind about having children.

"There are lots of children in the world who need parents. I don't see a need to have your own, genetic children just because you want them. It's better to take one that already exists and to take care of it," she said.

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Your comments about this article

14:15 December 25, 2012 by muscle
hmm whats with the picture man :) are they talking about swedes in india or indian sweds in sweden ?
22:23 December 25, 2012 by ctinej
Intelligent people stop at two. The Malignant Breeders (immigrants governed by idiotic superstition) dont. So we have a problem. Do we let the Malignant Breeders destroy Sweden and the whole world for that matter,....or do we offer them sterilization of deportation. NO other options.

They are about as environmentally savvy as my dog. I took my dog to the Vet to be fixed.

Every Immigrant should have to pass an environmental literacy test before ANY country accepts them. IF they have two kids already. they MUST be sterilized before they cross the border.

For Pet's sake people, 95% of the large fish in the oceans are GONE. Overpopulation of Humans is killing the planet.
03:52 December 26, 2012 by Colonial Swede
Rededicate yourselves to having your own biological children before you become extinct.
04:05 December 26, 2012 by warriorwithin
But why is there a Photo of an Indian Couple?
08:57 December 26, 2012 by truthcode
this good 90% of the kids in sweden have a genetic defect of alcohol and leaving out those who marry cousins.
11:06 December 31, 2012 by Samir S. Halabi
Maybe you should sterilize all your Jew-hating Muslim, the Muslim Immigrants as well as the Swedish born Muslims.

I would only visit Sweden with my massive protector/bodyguard Caucasian Ovcharka Canine, who would stop any Jew-hating Muslims from either verbal abusing me, or from being physically attacked by them. I don't put any trust in the Swedish government for protecting their tiny Jewish Community from being assaulted by Muslims who simply scapegoat Jewish communities for all the ills in the Middle East and the Islamic World as a whole. They must be warned in the most severest manner that any attacks on Jews will be dealt with in the strongest

fashion, where they could end up incarcerated for years to come when found guilty in the Court of Law. They must desist from importing their barbarian culture into Europe if they wish to integrate and contribute as useful and good citizens, otherwise they should remain where they are.
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