Inquiry into alleged coerced hysterectomies begins in India

Inquiry begins in Maharashtra state on doctors allegedly pressuring thousands of women into having hysterectomies.

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    An inquiry is underway in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after allegations that doctors performed unnecessary operations on thousands of female farmworkers.

    The women say they spent hundreds of dollars on operations to remove their reproductive organs on the advice of their doctors.

    Al Jazeera's Elizabeth Puranam reports from the city of Beed.


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