Between 1934 and 1976, when the Sterilisation Act was finally repealed, 62,000 people, 90 percent of them women, were sterilised. 15-year-old teenagers were sterilised for "crimes" such as going to dance halls. One woman was sterilised in 1960 for being in a motorcycle gang. Orphans were sterilised as a condition of their release from children's homes. Others were pinpointed on the basis of local neighbourhood gossip and personal grudges. Some were targeted because of their "low intelligence", being of mixed race, being gypsies, or for physical defects.Hmmm, I knew Swedish socialism had fascist roots, but I didn't know about the eugenics. Of course, eugenics was progressive science back in the early 20'th century. I believe that Margaret Sanger spoke twice to the KKK about eugenics in the 1920's. I have also read that the text at issue in the Scopes trial promoted the practice. But I didn't know Sweden had been so deeply involved, apparently they sterilized more people per capita than any other country besides Germany.