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(UnitiecjSitp of H^ottl) Carolina 




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Form No. 



Biennial Report 

OF 

The Eugenics Board 
of North CaroHna 



JULY 1, 1964 

TO 
JUNE 30, 1966 




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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 



Membership, Eugenics Board of North Carolina -— - 4 

Letter of Transmittal _. 5 

Introduction _ 7 

Developments during Biennium 8 

Program Statistics _ , 8 

Financial Report of Eugenics Board 11 

Statistical Report on Eugenical Sterilization (Tables 1-10) 13 

Table 1. Operations Performed, by Type of Operation and 

Origin of Petition, July 1964-June 1966 14 

Table 2. Cases Handled by Fiscal Year, July 1964-June 1966 14 

Table 3. Operations Performed, by Length of Time between 

Authorization and Operation, July 1964-June 1966 15 

Table 4. State Institutional Operations, by Institution, Type 

of Operation, and Fiscal Year, July 1964-June 1966 15 

Table 5. State Institutional Operations Authorized and Per- 
formed, by County of Residence, July 1964-June 1966 16 

Table 6. Non-Institutional Operations Authorized and Performed, 

by County of Residence, July 1964-June 1966 18 

Table 7. Operations Performed, by Type of Operation and Race, 

July 1 964-June 1 966 20 

Table 8. Type of Operation Performed, by Age and Sex of Person, 

July 1964-June 1966 20 

Table 9. Operations Performed, by Type of Diagnosis, Source of 

Petition, and Marital Status, July 1964-June 1966 21 

Table 10. Individuals Having Children Prior to Sterilization, by 

Marital Status and Number of Children, July 1964-June 1966 22 

Historical Data on Eugenical Sterilization in North Carolina (Table 11-18) _ _-..23 

Table 11. Cases Handled by Biennial Periods, July 1933-June 1966 25 

Table 12. Operations Performed Annually, by Sex and Type of Operation, 

July 1 929-June 1 966 26 

Table 13. State Institutional Operations Performed Annually, by Sex and 

and Type of Operation, July 1 929-June 1966 27 

Table 14. Non-Institutional Operations Performed Annually, by Sex and 

Type of Operation, July 1 929-June 1966 28 

Table 15. State Institutional Operations, by Institution, Sex, and 

Type of Operation, July 1 929-June 1966 29 

Table 16. Operations Performed, by Type of Operation and Race, 

July 1 929-June 1 966 30 

Table 17. Type of Operation Performed, by Age and Sex of Person, 

July 1 929-June 1 966 30 

Table 18. Operations Performed, by Type of Diagnosis, Source of 

Petition, and Marital Status, July 1 929-June 1966 ._. 31 



EUGENICS BOARD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



R. EUGENE BROWN, Commissioner of Public Welfare, Chairman 

T. WADE BRUTON, Attorney General of North Carolina 

J. F. ELLIOTT, M.D., Superintendent, Murdoch Center, Butner, 

North Carolina 

EUGENE A. HARGROVE, M.D., Commissioner, North Carolina 

Department of Mental Health 

JACOB KOOMEN, M.D., State Health Director 



SUE L. CASEBOLT, Executive Secretary 



LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL 



To his Excellency, DAN K. MOORE 
Governor of North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

I have the honor of submitting herewith the report of the 
Eugenics Board of North Carolina for the biennial period dating 
from July 1, 1964 through June 30, 1966. 

Respectfully yours, 



(\5^J.^dP*^'t'^-^2-. i&V^^-w^ 



Chairman 



INTRODUCTION 

The eugenical sterilization program of North Carolina is admin- 
istered under Article 7, Chapter 35, of the General Statutes of 
North Carolina, enacted in 1933. This law provides for the sterili- 
zation of persons who are mentally ill, mentally retarded, or epilep- 
tic. The law refers to the first two disabilities as the "mentally 
diseased" and "feebleminded." in addition to objective evidence of 
one of the three impairments, it must be shown as the result of 
social, medical, psychiatric, and/or psychological study that sterili- 
zation is applicable to the needs of the particular individual. 

The purpose of sterilization as it is administered under the 
North Carolina program is to protect persons from parenthood 
whose impairments would seriously handicap them in assuming 
the responsibilities of parents. 

The law protects the individual in that it provides for the written 
consent of the husband or wife or the nearest relative. It also pro- 
vides for the right of a hearing and an appeal to the courts. These 
latter rights are seldom exercised due to the fact that the in- 
dividual and husband, or wife, or close relative usually participate 
in the plan and make their own decision in favor of the operation 
before the petition is initiated. 

Petitions for the sterilization of non-institutional persons are 
submitted to the Eugenics Board by the county directors of public 
welfare. Petitions for the sterilization of State institutional resi- 
dents are submitted by the superintendents of the institutions. 

The program is administered by the Eugenics Board of North 
Carolina with the assistance of an Executive Secretary. The Board 
is composed of five members: The Commissioner of Public Welfare 
of North Carolina; the Director of the State Board of Health; the 
chief Medical officer of an institution for the mentally ill, or the 
mentally retarded; the Commissioner of the State of North Caro- 
lina Department of Mental Health; and the Attorney General of 
North Carolina. 

The eugenical sterilization program has now been in operation 
for over twenty-five years. During this time the increased knowl- 
edge in the field of mental health has revealed many causative 
factors for mental illnes and mental retardation. Hereditary fac- 
tors take their place among a vast number of other reasons for 
these disabilities. 

In keeping abreast of the expanding knowledge in the field of 
mental health, the Eugenics Board has recognized that in order for 
the sterilization program to be effective it must be regarded as an 
integral part of a broad system of protection and supervision of 
those individuals unable to meet their responsibilities as parents. 

Over a period of years there has been a trend toward giving in- 
creased emphasis to the value of sterilization for the particular 
individual. Seldom is there evidence that sterilization is considered 
as a single means of solving a problem. To the contrary, the pro- 
vision is used increasingly qs one among many of the essential 
resources in taking care of the needs of certain individuals. This 
improvement in the use of the sterilization program is attributed 



8 Biennial Report of The Eugenics Board of North Carolina 

in a large degree to better qualified staffs in public welfare depart- 
ments and in institutions and to the increased interest and co- 
operation on the part of the medical profession. 

DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE BIENNIUM 

During the biennium, the Eugenics Board has held regular 
monthly meetings and in addition has held special n-ieetings at the 
request of petitioners. With the retirement of State Health Direc- 
tor, Dr. J. W. R. Norton, his successor, Dr. Jacob Koomen, has 
taken his place upon the Board. 

To promote the program and its effective use, the Eugenics 
Board has continued to use all available means of interpretation. 
Because of unusual demands upon the staff in the county depart- 
ments of public welfare, group meetings were temporarily dis- 
continued, but discussion of the program has continued on an 
individual basis with the staff of county departments of public 
welfare, the State institutions for the mentally ill and mentally re- 
tarded, and public health personnel. This has been chiefly the 
responsibility of the Executive Secretary, and she has been aided 
in individual cases by the field representatives, child welfare con- 
sultants, and psychologists of the State Board of Public Welfare. 
Attendance at a variety of meetings, both state and local, also has 
been used to promote the program. 

The Executive Secretary participated in a Management Seminar 
conducted by the Institute of Government during this period as 
well OS special institutes on the needs of the mentally retarded. 

The Eugenics Board is a member of the North Carolina Health 
Council and the Mental Health Council and has been regularly 
represented at the meetings of these organizations. 

Feature articles have been prepared for the press as well as for 
publications of various State agencies. 

The manual of the Eugenics Board has been kept up-to-date as 
changes have occurred and has been widely distributed to appro- 
priate agencies in the State. 

There has been consistent interest in the use of the program 
and as lower case loads in welfare departments become more wide- 
spread, this is expected to increase. 

PROGRAM STATISTICS 

During the biennium, 461 petitions were presented to the 
Eugenics Board for review. Operations were authorized in 368 
cases, amounting to 79.8 per cent of the petitions. There were 356 
operations performed, or 96.7 per cent of the operations author- 
ized. Some of the operations performed hod been authorized in the 
previous biennium, and some of the operations authorized during 
the 1964-66 biennium could not be performed until the following 
biennium. 



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Of the 356 operations, 350 were performed upon women and 
only 6 — 1.7 per cent of the total — were performed upon men. 

Rarely are asexualizations ordered by the Eugenics Board, and 
there were none ordered during the biennium. 

Fifty-eight operations performed were for persons in State insti- 
tutions: Eighteen at Cherry Hospital at Goldsboro; seventeen at 
Broughton l-iospital at Morganton; five at John Umstead Hospital 
at Butner; three at Dorothea Dix Hospital at Raleigh; ten at 
Caswell Center at Kinston; three at Murdoch Center at Butner; 
and two at O'Berry Center at Goldsboro. The remaining 298 per- 
sons having operations were non-institutional cases. Petitions for 
their operations originated in county departments of public wel- 
fare. 

The 316 non-institutional operations authorized were upon peti- 
tions received from 73 of the 100 counties of the State. The 298 
non-institutional operations performed were for 75 different coun- 
ties. Counties with the highest number of non-institutional opera- 
tions during the biennium were: Mecklenburg — 26; Rowan — 12; 
Wayne — 12; Durham — 11; New Hanover — 10. 

Of the 356 persons having operations, 124 were white, 228 
Neg.-o, and 4 Indian. The majority of the persons sterilized were 
adolescents or young adults: 38.2 per cent were between 20 and 30 
years of age, and 46.6 per cent were under 20. 

The operations for sterilization were performed because of the 
following conditions: 308, or 86.5 per cent, because of "feeble- 
mindedness"; 47, or 13.2 per cent, because of "mental disease"; 
and 1, or 0.3 per cent, because of "epilepsy." 

More than three-fourths, or 274 persons, sterilized were single. 
One in ten, or 38 persons, were married. The remaining 44 were 
widowed, divorced, or separated from their spouses. 

Seventy-three per cent of the 356 persons having operations 
(261 persons) had already had children prior to the operation, ',l^- 
cluding 55 who had had five children or more each. The 261 
persons were the parents of 775 children; 425, or 55 per cent, of 
these children were reported to have been born out-of-wedlock. 

There continues to be a decline in the number of sterilizations 
requested by State institutions, and the general improvement in as 
well as wider availability of medical means of birth control have 
made sterilization of non-institutional persons less pressing. 

The Eugenics Board wishes to express its appreciation to the 
professional persons and to the general public who have con- 
tributed to the success of the program. 



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FINANCIAL REPORT OF EUGENICS BOARD, 1964-1966 



Item 



Expenditures 



Actual 
1 964-65 



Actual 
1965-66 



Salaries and Wages 

Supplies and Materials — — 

Postage, Telephone and Telegraph 

Travel Expense -— 

Printing and Binding — . 

General Expense 

Equipment 

Repairs and Alterations 



$11,008.00 

26.43 

403.98 

147.10 

262.56 

15.00 

67.62 

36.73 



$12,466.00 

49.07 

302.22 

9.85 

190.47 

15.00 

21.42 



$11,967.42 



$13,054.03 



TABLE 1-10 

STATISTICAL REPORT ON EUGENICAL STERILIZATION 

DURING THE 1964-1966 BIENNIUM 



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TABLE 5 
Institutional Operations Authorized and Performed, 
by County of Residence 
July 1964 -June 1966 









July 1964-June 1965 


July 1965-June 1966 


County of 


Total Operations 


Operations 


Operations 


Residence 


Authorized 


Performed 


Authorized 


Performed 


Authorized 


Performed 


TOTAL 


52 


58 


31 


38 


21 


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1 

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1 

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1 

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1 

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1 


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1 


1 

2 
1 

1 

4 

1 
1 


5 

1 

- 
1 
1 

1 

1 
1 

3 

1 
1 

1 


2 


Alexander _ — . 




Alleghany 

Anson 


- 


Ashe 

Avery __ 


- 


Beaufort 




Bertie 




Bladen — 




Brunswick 




Buncombe 




Burke 




Cabarrus 




Caldwell 




Camden 




Carteret 

Caswell 


-- 


Catawba 

Chatham 


1 


Cherokee 




Chowan 




Clay ^--. .. 




Cleveland 

Columbus 


-- 


Craven 




Cumberland 

Currituck 


1 


Dare 




Davidson 




Davie 




Duplin 


" 


Durham __. 


" 


Edgecombe 

Forsyth 

Franklin 


3 


Gaston 


1 
1 


Gates 


Graham 


Granville 




Greene 


1 


Guilford 

Halifax . .- 


Harnett .. .__ 


" 


Haywood 


" 


Henderson - 


1 


Hertford 


Hoke 









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TABLE 5 (Continued) 



County of 
Residence 

Hyde 

Iredell 

Jackson 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lee 

Lenoir 

Lincoln 

Macon 

Madison 

Martin 

McDowell 

Mecklenburg _ 

Mitchell 

Montgomery . 

Moore 

Nosh 

New Hanover 
Northampton 

Onslow 

Orange 

Pamlico 

Pasquotank — 

Pender 

Perquimans — . 

Person 

Pitt 

Polk 

Randolph 

Richmond 

Robeson 

Rockingham 

Rowan 

Rutherford 

Sampson 

Scotland 

Stanly 

Stokes 

Surry 

Swain 

Transylvania _. 

Tyrrell 

Union 

Vance 

i Wake 

Warren 

Washington .... 

Watauga 

Wayne 

I Wilkes 

Wilson .- 

'' Yadkin 

Yancey 



Total Operations 



Authorized Performed 



2 
1 
1 
2 
1 

2 

1 



2 
1 
1 
3 
2 

2 

1 



July 1964-June 1965 



Operations 



Authorized 



2 

1 
1 
1 
1 

1 

1 



Performed 



2 
1 
1 
2 
2 

1 

1 



July 1965-June 1966 



Operations 



Authorized 



Performed 



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TABLE 6 

Non-Institutional Operations Authorized and Performed, 

by County of Residence 

July 1964-June 1966 









July 1964-June 1965 


July 1965-June 1966 


County of 


Total Operations 


Operations 


Operations 


Residence 


Authorized 


Performed 


Authorized 


Performed 


Authorized 


Performed 


Total 


316 


298 


168 


161 


148 


137 


Alamance 


8 

1 

2 
2 

5 
2 
5 

5 
1 
4 
4 

4 

7 

5 
6 

1 
3 

3 
3 
8 
9 

1 
5 
9 

7 

12 
2 

1 

2 
6 

1 


8 

1 

2 
2 
3 
3 

4 

5 
2 

4 
2 

1 
4 

1 

6 

4 
5 
1 

7 

1 
3 
7 
11 
1 
5 
9 
6 

1 

9 
2 
1 

2 

7 
3 


5 

2 

4 

1 

3 

1 
2 

1 

3 

5 

1 
3 

2 

2 

1 
3 
5 

4 
6 
6 

4 

1 

1 
3 

1 


6 

2 
3 
2 

3 
2 
2 
2 
1 
3 
1 

4 

1 
2 

1 
4 

1 
1 
2 
4 

4 
6 
3 

1 

1 

1 
1 

1 

4 
3 


3 

1 

2 

1 
1 
5 

2 

2 
3 

1 

2 

4 
3 

1 
1 

1 
2 
5 

4 

1 
1 
3 

1 

8 
2 

1 
3 


2 


Alexander 




Alleghany 




Anson 




Ashe 


1 


Avery 




Beaufort 

Bertie 


2 


Bladen — - 




Brunswick . . _ . 


1 


Buncombe . 


4 


Burke 




Cabarrus 


2 


Caldwell 




Camden 


2 


Carteret 

Caswell 




Catawba 


1 


Chatham 




Cherokee 




Chowan 


2 


Cloy 




Cleveland 


3 


Columbus 


3 


Craven 




Cumberland 

Currituck 


- 


Dare 




Davidson 




Davie 


2 


Duplin - - 


5 


Durham 


7 


Edgecombe 


1 


Forsyth 


1 


Franklin 


3 


Gaston 


3 


Gates 




Graham 




Granville 




Greene — 




Guilford 


8 


Halifax 


1 


Harnett 




Haywood - 




Henderson - 


1 


Hertford 


3 


Hoke 









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TABLE 6 (Continued) 



County of 
Residence 

Hyde 

Iredell 

Jackson 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lee 

Lenoir 

Lincoln 

Macon 

Madison 

Martin 

McDowell 

Mecklenburg 

Mitchell 

Montgomery . 

Moore 

Nash 

New Hanover 
Northampton 

Onslow 

Orange 

Pamlico 

Pasquotank ... 

Pender 

Perquimans .__ 

Person 

Pitt 

Polk 

Randolph ._ 

Richmond 

Robeson 

Rockingham ._ 

Rowan 

Rutherford 

Sampson 

Scotland 

Stanly 

Stokes 

Surry 

Swain 

Transylvania - 

Tyrrell 

Union 

Vance 

Wake 

Warren 

Washington — 

Watauga 

Wayne 

Wilkes 

Wilson 

Yadkin 

Yancey 



Total Operations 



Authorized Performed 



3 
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6 

4 
1 
1 

2 
1 
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29 



4 
5 

14 
1 

6 

2 
2 

5 
2 
5 

7 

5 

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1 

4 
1 
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4 

10 

3 

3 
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1 

5 
1 
5 

7 

4 
1 
4 

12 
1 
2 
9 
1 



1 
1 
1 
8 
3 
1 

12 
2 
4 
1 



July 1964-June 1965 



Operations 



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1 
3 

2 

1 
1 

1 
1 

13 



4 
1 
6 
1 

5 
1 
1 

4 
1 
4 
6 



10 

1 
4 
1 



1 
6 
2 

1 

9 
1 
2 
1 



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1 
3 



16 



2 

1 
5 
3 

2 

1 

4 
1 
4 
2 

1 

3 

11 
1 
1 
3 
1 

1 



July 1965-June 1966 



Operations 



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2 

1 
3 



2 

1 

16 



4 
8 



4 
1 
2 

4 
1 
1 
6 
2 



1 
1 

4 
3 



5 
1 
1 



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3 

1 
1 

1 

2 

10 



1 

3 
5 



1 
2 
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1 
1 
1 
1 

3 
1 
1 



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6 



1 
1 

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3 
1 

7 
2 
1 



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TABLE 7 
Operations Performed, by Type of Operation and Race 

July 1964-June 1966 





TOTAL 


July 1964-June 1965 


July 1965-June 1966 


Type of Operation 


Total 


White 


Negro 


Indian 


Total 


White 


Negro 


Indian 


Total 


356 


199 


64 


131 


4 


157 


60 


97 








Vasectomy 

Salpingectomy 


6 

350 


2 

197 


1 
63 


1 
130 


4 


4 
153 


4 
56 


97 


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TABLE 8 
Type of Operation Performed, by Age and Sex of Person 

July 1964-June 1966 



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TOTAL 


MALE 


FEMALE 




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Total 


356 


6 


350 


1 0-1 9 

20-29 

30-39 - 


166 

136 

51 

3 


2 
4 


164 

132 

51 


40-49 


3 


50 and over 





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TABLE 11 

Coses Handled by Biennial Periods 

July 1933 -June 1966 



Biennial Period 


Petitions 
Presented 


Operations 
Authorized 


Operations 
Performed 


Total 


7888 


7624 


68021 






July 1933-June 1934 _..... 

July 1934-June 1936 


39 

309 
356 
352 
390 
328 
282 
337 
562 
743 
673 
657 
674 
576 
558 
591 
461 


39 

301 
350 
345 
385 
309 
276 
330 
543 
796 
650 
634 
658 
564 
531 
545 
368 


31 
252 


July 1936-June 1938 


296 


July 1938-June 1940 


305 


July 1940-June 1942 


339 


July 1942-June 1944 


269 


July 1944-June 1946 


238 


July 1946-June 1948 


291 


July 1948-June 1950 

July 1950-June 1952 


468 
704 


July 1952-June 1954 

July 1954-June 1956 


626 
556 


July 1956-June 1958 


562 


July 1958-June 1960 


535 


July 1960-June 1962 _ 

July 1962-June 1964 


467 
507 


July 1964-June 1966 


356 







1 Forty-nine additional operations were performed prior to July 1933 under previous legislation, 
making a total of 6,851 operations performed. 



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TABLE 12 
Operations Performed Annually, by Sex and Type of Operation 

July 1929 -June 1966 





TOTAL 




MALE 




FEMALE 


Year 


Total 


Vasec- 
tomy 


Castra- 
tion 


Total 


Salpin- 
gectomy 


Ovari- 
ectomy 


Total 


6851 1 


1081 


1016 


65 


5770 


5715 


55 






1929 


3 

17 
11 
18 
4 
61 
178 
98 
128 
202 
138 
159 
181 
148 
152 
152 
107 
117 
106 
140 
189 
249 
300 
372 
348 
283 
298 
292 
217 
305 
318 
260 
234 
248 
230 
240 
256 
167 
77 


2 

2 

9 

1 

15 

24 

12 

21 

56 

36 

47 

49 

36 

33 

33 

20 

18 

16 

26 

34 

31 

60 

106 

82 

40 

45 

75 

43 

52 

29 

22 

9 

8 

8 

7 

2 

3 

2 


1 

1 

7 

17 

n 

18 

53 

34 

45 

45 

32 

29 

29 

18 

15 

16 

21 

34 

31 

60 

104 

82 

40 

45 

74 

42 

52 

28 

22 

9 

8 

8 

7 

2 

3 

2 


1 
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9 

8 
7 
1 
3 
3 
2 
2 
4 
4 
4 
4 
2 
3 

5 
2 

1 

1 

1 


1 

15 

11 

9 

3 

46 

154 

86 

107 

146 

102 

112 

132 

112 

119 

119 

87 

99 

90 

114 

155 

218 

240 

266 

266 

243 

253 

217 

174 

253 

289 

238 

225 

240 

222 

233 

254 

164 

75 


10 

10 

7 

3 

45 

152 

86 

105 

144 

102 

112 

132 

112 

119 

119 

87 

98 

90 

114 

155 

218 

240 

266 

266 

243 

253 

217 

172 

250 

285 

234 

221 

233 

217 

226 

252 

164 

75 


1 


1930 


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1931 . 


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1932 


2 


1933 -- 




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1935 - 


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1936 




1937 


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1938 


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1939 .... — - 




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1942 




1943 ....- 




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1945 -.--. 


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1946 




1947 ._-._- 




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1949 




1950 




1951 




1952 




1953 




1954 




1955 .- 




1956 -. 


2 


1957 ._ 


3 


1958 


4 


1959 


4 


1960 


4 


1961 


7 


1962 .... 


5 


1963 .- -- 


7 


1964 


2 


1965 




1966 to June 30 





Ninety-one of these operations originated in county institutions prior to 1953. 



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TABLE 13 

State Institutional Operations Performed Annually, 
by Sex and Type of Operation 

July 1929 -June 1966 





TOTAL 


MALE 


FEMALE 




Year 


Total 


Vasec- 
tomy 


Castra- 
tion 


Total 


Salpin- 
gectomy 


Ovari- 
ectomy 


Total - 


2902 


782 


737 


45 


2120 


2110 


10 


1929 


9 
3 

15 

2 

45 

82 

56 

82 

152 

70 

94 

103 

98 

107 

63 

74 

47 

65 

92 

109 

187 

255 

213 

115 

128 

127 

70 

81 

75 

45 

49 

34 

37 

36 

49 

26 

7 


1 

9 

1 

13 

15 

10 

16 

50 

29 

36 

38 

33 

32 

15 

14 

11 

15 

23 

21 

51 

92 

62 

24 

23 

52 

31 

32 

13 

5 

3 

2 

4 

1 

1 

2 

2 


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9 

10 

15 

48 

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36 

37 

29 

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11 

13 

23 

21 

51 

91 

62 

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52 

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8 
6 

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4 
2 
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8 

3 

6 

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32 

67 

46 

66 

102 

41 

58 

65 

65 

75 

48 

60 

36 

50 

69 

88 

136 

163 

151 

91 

105 

75 

39 

49 

62 

40 

46 

32 

33 

35 

48 

24 

5 


4 

3 

5 

1 

31 

67 

46 

66 

101 

41 

58 

65 

65 

75 

48 

59 

36 

50 

69 

88 

136 

163 

151 

91 

105 

75 

39 

49 

62 

40 

46 

32 

33 

35 

46 

24 

5 




1 930 


4 


1931 - 

1 932 


1 


1933 




1 934 


1 


1935 




1 936 - 




1 937 




1938 


1 


1 939 




1940 




1941 . .- 




1942 




1943 




1944 




1 945 


1 


1946 




1947 




1948 




1949 




1 950 _ 




1951 




1 952 




1953 - 




1954 




1955 ...... - . 




1956 ...._ 




1957 




19S8 




1959 ... . 




1960 




1961 




1962 




1963 ...... 




1964 


2 


1965 ...... ] 




1966 to June .... 





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TABLE 14 

Non-Institutional Operations Perfornned Annually 
by Sex and Type of Operation 







July 


1929 -June 1966 










TOTAL 


MALE 


FEMALE 


Year 


Total 


Vasec- 
tomy 


Castra- 
tion 


Total 


Salpin- 
gectomy 


Ovari- 
ectomy 


Total 


3858 


294 


278 


16 


3564 


3522 


42 






1 929 


1 
5 
4 
3 
2 

15 

85 

37 

42 

48 

59 

59 

73 

43 

41 

39 

42 

57 

69 

96 

135 

111 

112 

134 

168 

170 

165 

147 

224 

243 

215 

185 

214 

193 

204 

207 

141 

70 


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11 

20 

15 

17 

6 

6 

4 

6 

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1 

1 


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3 
2 

13 

77 

35 

37 

42 

52 

48 

63 

40 

40 

34 

38 

52 

58 

85 

126 

102 

98 

114 

152 

148 

142 

135 

204 

227 

198 

179 

208 

189 

198 

206 

140 

70 


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152 

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175 

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184 

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70 




1 930 


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1 932 


1 


1 933 




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1 935 


2 


1 936 




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1 938 




1 939 




1 940 




1941 




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1 943 




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1 945 




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1 947 - 




1 948 




1 949 




1 950 




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1 952 J 




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1 957 — . 


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1 958 


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1959 - -.. 


4 


1 960 


4 


1961 


7 


1962 


5 


1963 .- 


7 


1964 




1965 - 




1966 to June -. 


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Operations Performed, by Type of Operation and Race 

July 1929-June 1966 



Type of Operation 


Total 


White 


Negro 


Other 


Tntnl 


6851 


4218 


2590 


43 






Vasectomy 


1016 
65 

5715 
55 


746 

36 

3409 

27 


268 

29 

2266 

27 


2 


Castration — - 




Salpingectomy 

Ova riectomy 


40 

1 



TABLE 17 
Type of Operation Performed, by Age and Sex of Person 

July 1929-June 1966 





TOTAL 


MALE 


FEMALE 


Age in Years 


Total 


Vasec- 
tomy 


Castra- 
tion 


Total 


Salpin- 
gectomy 


Ovari- 
ectomy 


Total 


6851 


1081 


1016 


65 


5770 


5715 


55 






10-19 


2599 

2689 

1384 

165 

12 

2 


428 

357 

204 

78 

12 

2 


404 

331 

191 

77 

12 

1 


24 
26 
13 

1 

1 


2171 

2332 

1180 

87 


2149 

2315 

1164 

87 


22 


20-29 


17 


30-39 

40-49 


16 


50 and over 

Unknown - 


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