China is sending a medical team to its earthquake ravaged southwest to offer reverse sterilization surgery for women who lost their only children in the May 12th quake.

China's "one-child" policy limits most families to a single child in most cases and many mothers opt for sterilization surgery after giving birth.

Thousands of schools collapsed during the May 12th earthquake and by some estimates more than 6,000 students died.

The offer of reverse sterilization surgery comes as Chinese authorities block access to schools destroyed by the quake in an apparent effort to quell demonstrations by angry, grieving parents

Some information for this report provided by AFP.