Author Bio

Willow S. Clouse is an undergraduate senior Sociology major and Women and Gender Studies minor at West Chester University. Willow's primary focus of study is on the sociological contexts of gender, race and sexuality issues, adding a feminist and intersectional flare to approaching work both in and beyond the university.


Forced sterilization in Black women has been an act of reproductive injustice since the abolishment of slavery. From forced surrogacy in Black slave women to forcibly sterilizing free Black women, there has been control over Black women's reproductive rights for years. With roots in slavery and lingering pieces of it in today's society, forced sterilization is an injustice to never be forgotten when it comes to the experiences of Black women.