in the early 1900s in Finland it was feared that the human race degenerate, if bad liked the human material will increase. Racial hygiene, i.e. eugenic measures such as the development of the weak people of the institutions in isolation, the marriage ban and forced sterilization, was adopted widely. It was believed that individual freedom by limiting the could contribute to the common good.
sterilization law was in force in Finland in 1935-1970. During that time Finland forcibly sterilized about 4,000 people. In addition to abortion as a condition of the sterilized 3000 people.
racial thinking inspired, inter alia, the development of the injury the work of the pioneers Edvin and Emma Hedmania , based on Hämeenlinna Perttulaan educational system a little for children in the early 1900's. Hedmanien consent, was sterilized, at least 19 students before the law in practice was provided.
in the Program interviewed 9 years as a child Perttulassa study of Kaija Miettistä , who forced sterilization was underage. Kaija had been in the bushes secretly sexual intercourse had fallen in love with. In the spring of 1964 perttula the then director of Ensio Mustonen by the quay needs to be sterilised. Board of health asked for further clarification of an underage girl to sterilise.
- Kaija's mother is divorced from her husband, but received after the illegitimate child. Visit mom demonstrably constantly men. This would obviously Kaijalle a bad example and risk getting pregnant for. In addition, it is observed he was interested in men, Mustonen justification.
In sterilization after Kaija's first communion. Later infertility is saddened by him.
there Was little damage that it was done. Black had become a pretty good mother to the children, Kaija insurance.
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