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‘Underserved’ with no tubal ligation

I recently read in The Colorado Sun that Centura-Mercy Hospital will stop providing tubal ligation services to women who, after a Caesarean section, decide they do not want more children. Sending women to Animas Surgical Hospital for the procedure requires additional exposure, and risk of another surgery and more anesthesia.

It is bad enough that the hospital does not offer tubal ligation to any woman who has made the decision not to have children or wishes to limit the number of children she has. The lack of transparency is astonishing. Mercy refused to inform the public of the number of COVID-19 patients they admitted, and the number of doctors, nurses and staff who contracted the disease. Why?

We continue to be underserved by a hospital that used to be a true community hospital.

Candace Richerson