Uighur women in China bear mental scars of forced sterilizations

Mihrigul Tursun’s nightmare began in March 2017.

She returned from Egypt, where she had been living and working, to Xinjiang, a province in the western part of China. She was born and raised in Xinjiang as part of the ethnic Muslim group there known as Uighurs. At the time, Tursun had triplets who were two months old, and she was returning to Xinjiang so that her relatives could help her raise them.