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Woman kills herself after husband refuses C-section

A PREGNANT woman committed suicide after her request to have a C-section was turned down by her husband in Yulin City, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Huashang Daily reported.
The 26-year-old woman surnamed Ma jumped to her death from the fifth floor of the First Hospital of Yunlin on Aug. 31.
According to Huo Junwei, director of the maternity department at the hospital, the embryo’s head was too big, which would have made the labor painful.
The woman, who was admitted Aug. 30, asked for a cesarean section at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 31 because of the labor pain.
When the hospital staff members asked for her husband’s consent, as they are required to, he turned it down.
“She walked out of the delivery room twice to tell her family member that she could not bear the pain and wanted a C-section,” Huo said.
The staff members also explained the situation to Ma’s husband, but the husband insisted on vaginal birth and signed a form saying that he understood the situation and possible consequences.
(China Daily)