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Letter from Professor Clauberg to Himmler, June 7 1943, on his
research concerning sterilization of women
[ToWC, Vol 1, p. 730]
Dear Reich Leader,

Today I am fulfilling my obligation to report to you from time to
time about the state of my research work…

The method I contrived to achieve the sterilization of the female
organism without operation is as good as perfected. It can be
performed by a single injection made through the entrance of
the uterus in the course of the customary gynecological
examination known to every physician. If I say that the
method is “as good as perfected” this means:

1. Still to be worked out are only minor improvements of the method.

2. Already today it could be put to practical use in the course
of our regular eugenic sterilization and could thus replace
the operation.

As to the question which you, Reich Leader, asked me almost a
one year ago, i.e., how much time would probably be required
to sterilize 1,000 women by using this method. Today I can
answer you with regard to the future as follows:

If my researches continue to have the same results as up to
now – and there is no reason to doubt that – then the moment is
not far off when I can say:

“One adequately trained physician in one adequately equipped
place, with perhaps 10 assistants (the number of assistants in
conformity with the speed desired) will most likely be able to
deal with several hundred, if not even 1,000 per day”.

Last-Modified: 1994/06/22