The US state of North Carolina has apologised to thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under a programme undertaken to improve the genetic composition of the population.
Now the victims have come forward to tell their stories to a state advisory panel that is considering how to compensate them. But money cannot heal the scars, some say.
Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from the state capital, Raleigh.
Source: Al Jazeera