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First Nations woman comes forward alleging Saskatchewan hospital partially sterilized her

Larissa Burnouf
A First Nations woman has come forward with startling allegations of medical malpractice.

She alleges that 40 years ago, doctors from a Saskatchewan Health Regional Hospital performed an emergency procedure on her when she was approximately six months pregnant.

She said she did not consent to this.

The procedure resulted in the loss of her baby and left her partially sterilized at the age of 15.

Doctors never told her what happened to the baby.

The woman came forward following news of coerced sterilization of other First Nations women in the province.



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6 Responses to “First Nations woman comes forward alleging Saskatchewan hospital partially sterilized her”

    Shirley December 17, 2017 at 1:49 am #

    I am so very sorry for the abuse upon you. Your story needs to be heard and justice done. Keep posting and talking about what happened to you until you are heard. I pray that talking about this will help you and may it help others speak out against the injustices done to them. I am so angry for you.

    Melissamachiskinic December 14, 2017 at 12:51 am #

    Hi I’m one of many women it’s been done to I was supposed to go for appendix when I woke up I had a long scar across my belly when I asked why no one would tell me what went wrong I didn’t find out till a day later when my appendix burst so the surgery I thought I had wasn’t they had to go back in the Dr said he didn’t want another drug addict/ alcoholic in this world so all at once I lost my right to have babies then no one would help me everyone was to busy covering for nurses and Drs makes me sick that they get away with this I’ve gone threw hell and back to figure out what my life means just so sad no one wants to help no one wanted to listen

      Karen Krisfalusi December 15, 2017 at 6:19 am #

      I’m listening and feel so angry that you were harmed. I feel sad that your life was impacted by that evil.

      Esther Rosenow December 17, 2017 at 10:45 am #

      I’m listening too. My heart breaks for you.

      Joe December 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

      Since we have very little to go on and the fact that she was sent in for an emergency, we don’t know if what was done was necessary in order to save her life. We will never know because of privacy concerns. It’s just a shame that some people like to jump to conclusions without all the facts.

        Ryder Storm December 19, 2017 at 1:56 am #

        She was not sent to emergency, she went to emergency on her own, concerned for her baby due to cramps. Imagine that. Walking into emergency pregnant and walking out without part of her reproductive organs and no baby. Indeed it leaves one to question what happened to her and her baby in the hospital. The fact remains, she was pregnant. She did not consent to any surgery. She was not informed of anything until after she woke.