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Roma woman goes to UN claiming sterlisation without consent

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:662
  1. Carl Kovac,
  2. Ágota Hajnal
  1. Budapest

    A Roma woman who alleges she was sterilised without her consent during an emergency procedure at a Hungarian hospital is taking her case to the United Nations.

    Records show that the woman, then aged 28, who was undergoing labour pains and bleeding heavily, was taken by an emergency vehicle to Szatmár-Beregi Hospital in Fehérgyarmat in northeastern Hungary on 2 January 2001.

    Examinations determined that the placenta had ruptured and that her unborn infant had died, said Dr András Kanyó, who, with other members of the hospital's emergency team, had …

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