News24xx.com - The Chinese government forces Muslim Uighur women in Xinjiang Province to install contraceptives in an effort to limit the Muslim Uighur population, according to a recent study.
The report released by researcher Adrian Zenz raises an international call for the United Nations to investigate.
The Chinese government has denied the allegations in the report, calling it "baseless".
The country has received widespread criticism for holding Uighurs in detention camps.
It is believed there are around one million Uighurs and most other Muslim minorities detained in China, which according to the country is considered a "re-education" camp.
China initially denied the existence of the camps, but later defended itself by calling the camps established as an important step against terrorism, following separatist violence in the Xinjiang region.
United States Secretary of State (US) Mike Pompeo has called on China to "immediately end this terrible practice."
The Zenz report is based on a combination of official regional data, policy documents, and interviews with a number of ethnic minority women in Xinjiang.
The report alleged that Uighur women and other ethnic minorities were threatened with detention in camps for refusing to abort pregnancies that exceeded the birth quota.
Zenz's analysis of the data, natural population growth in Xinjiang has declined dramatically in recent years, with growth rates in the two largest Uighur regions falling 84% between 2015 and 2018 and declining further by 2019. (AFP)
He also said that women who have less than two children - according to the rule of law - are fitted with contraceptives in their wombs unnoticed by those concerned, while others are forced to accept sterilization operations.
Zenz's analysis of the data, natural population growth in Xinjiang has declined dramatically in recent years, with growth rates in the two largest Uighur regions falling 84% between 2015 and 2018 and declining further by 2019.
Ex-prisoners in internment camps in Xinjiang said they were given injections that stopped their menstruation or caused unusual bleeding due to the effects of family planning drugs.
"Overall, it is likely that the Xinjiang authorities were involved in mass sterilization of women who have three or more children," the report said.