A pregnant woman jumped off a hospital building in Yulin, northwest China's Shaanxi Province after being denied a C-section last Thursday, which has sparked outrage on the Chinese social media.
On August 30, the 26-year-old surnamed Ma arrived at the First Hospital of Yulin at 42 weeks pregnant, according to a statement from the hospital published on Wednesday.
Huo Junwei, a doctor at the hospital then examined Ma and found that “the fetal head was very large, meaning that a vaginal delivery would likely be risky”. Therefore, he recommended a C-section, which was refused by the family, according to Chinese Business View.
The statement said the hospital had informed the family of the situation and tried to get permission for the surgery, but was repeatedly rejected.