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Sunday 1 April, 2012

Column: Symphysiotomy was seen as a gateway to childbearing without limits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Symphysiotomy was seen as a gateway to childbearing without limits

Apr 1st 2012, 6:00 PM 721 Views 63 Comments

Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, Marie O’Connor explains how women’s pelvises were unhinged to avoid Caesarean section, which was disliked by Catholic hospitals because of its association with “the crime of birth prevention”.