Tubal Ligation

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NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit Threat

A threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.

08/25/2015

(AP)

California Prisons Sterilized Women Inmates Without Approval

Nearly 150 female prisoners have been sterilized over a 5-year period without the required approval of a California medical committee, a newspaper reported Sunday.

07/14/2013

(CBS)

California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant Inmates

The health care department for California’s prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.

07/10/2013