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when did the law change married woman to have surgery

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when did the law change married woman to have surgery without her husbands permission.
My grandmother was unable to have a much needed hysterectomy because her husband refused to sign the consent papers. Approx 1930's - 40's
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you question.
This was in fact the practice of the medical profession right up to the 1960s and the latst reference to a husband's consent being required hysterectomy I have found in the British Medical Journal in 1972.
Here is the link :
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=8BsuAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=husband+consent+to+wife+hysterectomy+UK&source=bl&ots=u3E18CB_Z8&sig=cKEwiYBWdIOzi9pHfDTxgSmrB0U&hl=en&sa=X&ei=r_3JVMGhEMLzUMeIgugO&ved=0CEAQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=husband%20consent%20to%20wife%20hysterectomy%20UK&f=false
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