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US sterilisation trauma still fresh
North Carolina state weighs compensation in addition to apology, but for victims nothing can heal the scars.
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 13:26

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.

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