BR Sask Tubal Ligation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jul 28, 2017

SASKATOON – The Saskatoon Health Region has apologized to Indigenous women who felt coerced into surgery that prevented them from bearing more children.

Jackie Mann, a health region vice-president, apologized to the women that they were not treated with the respect, compassion and support they deserved.

She says there is still racism in the province’s health care system.

The agency commissioned an independent report on tubal ligations earlier this year.

Some women complained they were pressured to have the procedure by medical staff and social workers after giving birth in hospital.

A tubal ligation involves clamping or severing the Fallopian tubes, and is permanent.

Chief Bobby Cameron with Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says what happened to the women is horrific.

(The Canadian Press)


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