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Hysterectomy in mentally handicapped

Samuel J Aptekar


Abstract

When I read about the removal of uterus from mentally handicapped women both in your newsletter (February-April 1994) and in the British Medical Journal (26 February 1994). I was hoping to find an outright condemnation of this practice by the Form for Medical Ethics. I was surprised and disappointed, to put it mildly. for instead of condemning such practice the Forum has allowed itself to be swayed by the opinion of well known figures in the medical and political fields (Medical Ethics May-July 1994).

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