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Hospital carries out tubal ligation without consent—family

A second accusation of negligence has been made against the General Hospital of Juchitan, Oaxaca, after a tubal ligation was carried out on a woman without her consent.

The 19-year-old had gone to the hospital to give birth. Family members say no one authorized the surgery that followed the birth.

Earlier this month a baby died in the same hospital. Family members claim that they waited nine hours for surgery that was reportedly urgent, and the baby died as a result.

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