While there are many instances of the misuse of sterilization, there are a few cases where this must be an option available to authorities for the sake of the good of society and for the sake of the health and happiness of the individual. Due to society's and the medical profession capacity for the mentally handicapped more and more are able to function effectively within the community in the care of relatives. Severely mentally handicapped individuals cannot care for themselves are certainly unable to care for an infant or a child. Where such a person cannot use other forms of contraception because they are unsuitable, inappropriate, dangerous or not completely effective sterilization is the only answer in the best interests of the individual.
Where a severely mentally handicapped person is member of a family that for generations has been severely mentally subnormal, in all likelihood these traits are transmittable and generations to come would be s subnormal sterilization must be a possibility. Society must have the power to sterilize for the biological benefit of humankind.