Latvia's legislation on forced sterilisation

Legislation about (forced) sterilisation

In Latvia, under Section 24§3 of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Law, surgical contraception is carried out upon written consent of the patient or the written consent of her guardian if the patient cannot act. The patient has to be above 25 years or under in the case of medical reasons based on the opinion of the council of doctors.

As per the Law on the Rights of Patients, any treatment including surgical manipulation shall be carried out upon the consent of the patient.

There is no legal text mentioning the criminalisation of forced sterilisation.