Sterilization

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Sterilization

A method by which a central bank may affect the value of the domestic currency relative to a foreign currency. To weaken the domestic currency, sterilization involves selling the domestic currency on the forex market and buying the foreign currency. This increases the supply of the domestic currency, while reducing the supply of the foreign. To strengthen the domestic currency, sterilization involves the opposite. A central bank usually conducts sterilization to counteract adverse changes to the domestic currency in foreign exchange markets.
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1) When seeking a sterilization in her midtwenties, a friend of mine who had no children was turned away by medical professionals who did not take her request seriously.
CONTEXT: In India, female sterilization accounts for 66% of contraceptive use, and age at sterilization is declining.
Though the sterilization drive was first launched in 2007, it has picked up pace after the High Court imposed ban on monkey killings in January.
Fears about over-population, welfare dependency, increased spending for public services, and illegitimate childbearing fueled stereotypes about women of color and immigrant women, and led health professionals and State policymakers to intimidate "undesirable" women into agreeing to surgical sterilization.
Couples and individuals around the world choose sterilization because they want to limit or end childbearing, rather than space future births.
For example, a clerk in the admitting office of the hospital filling out the admission forms for a woman admitted for sterilization.
Jack Lippes, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, QS is safer than surgical sterilization.
Animal control officials don't know why the same sterilization efforts are not curbing the canine population but speculate that a ``machismo'' culture among some dog owners works against spaying and neutering.
The simple and safe process involves the exposure of products to Cobalt-60 radiations for a predetermined period of time so as to expose the product to a prescribed minimum dose of radiation which results in the highest degree of sterilization.
Costa Ricans who undergo sterilization must sign an authorization that absolves doctors and health institutions from any responsibility (Zenit Daily News).
The agency allocated $350,000 for sterilization programs, including $200,000 for vouchers.
direct sterilization, whether of the man or of the woman, whether permanent or temporary.