Mothers Who Lost Children in China Quake Given New Baby Hope

Government offers of free reverse sterilizations are being given to mothers who lost a child in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. AFP reports:

China has sent medics to offer reverse sterilisation operations to women who lost children in last month’s Sichuan earthquake but want to give birth again, state media reported.

Under China’s one-child family planning policy, parents are allowed only one child in most cases and mothers are often encouraged to have sterilisation surgery after giving birth.

However, a medical team is being dispatched to the quake-hit region to conduct a reverse-sterilisation procedure on women who want it, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

June 7, 2008 2:01 PM
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