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(left to right) Director of Maternal Health Services LeAnn Smith, VP of Integrated Health Services Jackie Mann and Director of First Nations and Metis Health Services Gabe Lafond responded to a report on coerced tubal ligation on July 27, 2017.
(left to right) Director of Maternal Health Services LeAnn Smith, VP of Integrated Health Services Jackie Mann and Director of First Nations and Metis Health Services Gabe Lafond responded to a report on coerced tubal ligation on July 27, 2017. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Indigenous women ‘powerless’ to stop sterilizations: review

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
July 27, 2017 - 5:38pm

The Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) is apologizing to Indigenous women as an external review reveals doctors, nurses and social workers coerced several mothers into getting their tubes tied after giving birth.

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