negative eugenics

negative eugenics
negative eugenics n pl but usu sing in constr improvement of the genetic makeup of a population by preventing the reproduction of the obviously unfit

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eugenics that concerns itself with prevention of reproduction (procreation) by individuals considered to possess inferior or undesirable traits.

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