No inquiry into symphysiotomy, says Harney

The Health Minister said today that the Government will not be carrying out an inquiry into the practice of symphysiotomy.

The medical procedure involves the breaking of a woman's pelvis during pregnancy or childbirth, and was carried out on some 1,500 Irish women between the 1950s and 1980s.

Earlier today, the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy called on the Minister to carry out an inquiry.

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