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Since sterility is medical term associated with unwanted infertility-inability to conceive or carry a viable fetus, the term "sterilization" refers rather to involuntary measures to prevent reproduction. In particular, history connects sterilizations with periods when access to them was based on segregation, as evidenced by several documents as well as court jurisprudence. In many cases, their performance was associated with their involuntary submission by women who were either not sufficiently informed or were forced to do so under pressure from doctors or social circumstances. Currently, sterilization is mainly a method of permanent contraception, but some problematic issues related to sterilizations are not clearly defined by the legislation.