Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Decide How They'll Give Birth

The country’s health ministry announced they don't need signed consent for childbirth procedures.

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Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system gives men complete control over where women work, where they travel, and who they marry. But on Wednesday, the kingdom’s health ministry announced women no longer need men’s permission to make decisions about their maternal health care, the National reports.

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