A gynecologist is in trouble for attempting a tubal ligation without realizing the patient was pregnant. “The patient also told the gynaecologist she had been tested and was not pregnant and on that basis he decided to go ahead with the procedure.

The gynaecologist – known in the commissioner’s report, which removes names, as Dr B – said he was under pressure to make a yes or no decision. He believed that if he had put off the surgery to a later date the woman would have been unlikely to come back.”

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