Racist Eugenics Movement started with the Vasectomy

Did you know the first American case study on the vasectomy is what kick started the eugenics movement? Eugenics is scientific racism. Eugenics is a term coined by a cousin of Charles Darwin, the father of modern evolution.

“R. Harrison of London performed the first human vasectomy; however the surgery was not done for sterilization purposes, but to bring about atrophy of the prostate. Soon, however, it was believed to have benefits for eugenics. The first case report of vasectomy in the U.S. was in 1897, by A. J. Ochsner, a surgeon in Chicago, in a paper titled, “Surgical treatment of habitual criminals.” He believed vasectomy to be a simple, effective means for stemming the tide of racial degeneration widely believed to be occurring.”
-Wikipedia

“Oschner (future professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois) publishes his paper “Surgical treatment of habitual criminals”, which kick-starts the Eugenics movement.”
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