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Hunan Woman, 24, Dies Five Days after Tubal Ligation Surgery

August 6, 2012

Authorities in Leiyang, Hunan Province, ordered Liang Konglian (梁孔莲), a woman from Guangxi who had given birth to a boy in May 2012, to undergo tubal ligation. On July 26, 2012, Liang had the procedure at the Leiyang Family Planning Service Center, where she died five days later. Police did not allow Liang's family into the ward to view her body. In this account of the sequence of events (Chinese only), the author believes that Liang may have died from complications from her surgery for which she did not receive prompt treatment.