26-year-old gets preg­nant af­ter tubec­tomy in city

The Free Press Journal - - FRONT PAGE - SWAP­NIL MISHRA

Even af­ter un­der­go­ing a ster­il­iza­tion op­er­a­tion and med­i­cal ter­mi­na­tion of a preg­nancy, Deepa Yash­want, a res­i­dent of Kurla, has to carry an un­wanted foe­tus. The surg­eries were per­formed by a gy­nae­col­o­gist of Lok­manya Ti­lak Mu­nic­i­pal Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

The 26-year-old is a mother of two chil­dren and lives be­low the poverty line: that ex­plained her de­ci­sion to abort the third child and she ac­cord­ingly un­der­went tubec­tomy on June 12, 2017.

“I have two chil­dren -- six and nine years of age, re­spec­tively – and we are fi­nan­cially not in a very good con­di­tion. A third child would have been an ad­di­tional bur­den. So, when I got to know that I am preg­nant, the fam­ily de­cided to abort the child; it was also agreed that I would un­dergo a va­sec­tomy,” she added.

She got the need­ful done when she was two months preg­nant but dis­cov­ered a lit­tle later to her sur­prise that the med­i­cal ter­mi­na­tion of the preg­nancy and the surgery had not yielded the de­sired re­sults, and that she was still preg­nant.

“Now, I am six months preg­nant and I have no op­tion but to give birth, as it would be il­le­gal to abort the child,” said Deepa. Asked why it took her some time to re­alise that she was still preg­nant, she said, “Af­ter the surg­eries, I was men­stru­at­ing for a month. But when I did not do so for two con­sec­u­tive months and the stom­ach started swelling, I re­alised some­thing is amiss and again went to the hospi­tal for a check-up. Then, they con­firmed that I am still car­ry­ing the child,” said Deepa.

She fur­ther stated that even af­ter sev­eral com­plaints, the hospi­tal au­thor­i­ties are not ready to take any re­spon­si­bil­ity for the al­leged goof-up.

The head of the gy­nae­col­ogy depart­ment of Sion Hospi­tal, Dr Ni­ran­jan N Cha­van, re­fused to

Tubal lig­a­tion or tubec­tomy (also known as hav­ing one's "tubes tied") is a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure for ster­il­iza­tion in which a wo­man's fal­lop­ian tubes are clamped and blocked or sev­ered and sealed, ei­ther of which pre­vents eggs from reach­ing the uterus for im­plan­ta­tion.

com­ment on this case. “I am not al­lowed to say any­thing on this is­sue,” he said. Gy­nae­col­o­gists FPJ talked with said that this is a very rare case; only one out of 200 women will be­come preg­nant af­ter tubal lig­a­tion.

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