Medicaid Consent to Sterilization Forms: Historical, Practical, Ethical, and Advocacy Considerations

Dana Block-Abraham, Kavita S. Arora, Danielle Tate, Rebekah E. Gee

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Abstract

The US government developed a Medicaid Consent to Sterilization form in the mid-1970s to protect vulnerable populations from coerced sterilization. US health care practices have evolved significantly since that time. The form, however, has not changed, and may be preventing access to desired services for the same vulnerable populations it was originally created to protect. This paper discusses the relevant historical, practical use, ethical, and advocacy considerations of the Medicaid sterilization consent form and proposes changes to make the form more pertinent to today's medical environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Medicaid sterilization forms
  • Sterilization
  • advocacy
  • consent
  • title XIX forms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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