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In the U.S. they were typically funded with newly available dollars from Medicaid's expansion, and although numbers vary widely one U.S. study estimated that 100,000 sterilizations paid for with federal funds during 1972-1973 were coerced, Stern said.
"These type of large-scale campaigns of targeted sterilization unfortunately are not that uncommon in 20th-century history," said Stern, and Peru's program "has the most in common with the sterilizations that occurred in the U.S. during the late 1960s and early 1970s under the broad umbrella of family planning and population control."