The hospitals won't perform abortions, provide contraceptives, offer in vitro fertilization or perform operations such as tubal ligations
However, data have been lacking on the safety of tubal ligations
performed in Africa by medical personnel other than physicians.
Shea, medical contributor to Catholic Insight magazine, observes: "A tubal ligation
is a permanent form of birth control that can rarely be reversed.
The company estimates that there are approximately 122,000 surgical tubal ligation
procedures performed in Canada each year.
Women with BRCA1 mutations who have undergone a tubal ligation
have a 60% lower risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer than those who haven't had the procedure, results of a matched case-control study indicate.
He says one strong possibility is that the doctors will dissolve the corporation and go their separate ways, providing tubal ligations
at outpatient surgery clinics.
By the time the second child was born in 1991, Sue wanted a more reliable solution, a tubal ligation
The merger requires all three hospitals to stop performing abortions, tubal ligations
, vasectomies, and contraceptive counseling.
The new consumer web site contains information that helps potential patients compare and discuss the benefits and risks of invasive surgeries like tubal ligation
and vasectomies to the Essure procedure.
Elizabeth's Catholic Hospital in Humboldt, SK, banned the contraceptive sterilization of women by tubal ligation
Among other things, the directives forbid all abortions, vasectomies, tubal ligation
, in vitro fertilization and the distribution of artificial contraceptive devices.
The Catholic Hospitals system must continue offering tubal ligations
and other reproductive services at the hospitals it acquires if providing such services is a part of the hospital's preexisting contracts, the delegates said.
Furthermore, tubal ligations
performed by laparotomy have been reported to have an average recovery time of 10 or more days.
It might be added that many medical workers have been hoping the same thing with regard to Catholic hospitals that continue to perform vasectomies and tubal ligations
In the case of Kingston Hospital and Northern Dutchess Hospital, that would mean an end to elective abortions, distribution of contraceptives and sterilizing operations such as tubal ligations
and vasectomies as well as adaption of Catholic policies dealing with end-of-life issues for the terminally ill.