Doctor Convicted For Removing Genitals Without Consent

by VR Sreeraman on  March 10, 2011 at 7:14 PM Medico Legal News
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A former doctor who removed a patient's genitals without her consent was convicted by an Australian court on Thursday of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm.
 Doctor Convicted For Removing Genitals Without Consent
Doctor Convicted For Removing Genitals Without Consent

The doctor, who cannot be named because of a court order, told the New South Wales district court that he believed the operation conducted on Carolyn DeWaegeneire in August 2002 was necessary for medical reasons.

But DeWaegeneire, then a 58-year-old widow, told the jury she would never have consented to the operation in which a doctor removed her genitals, including her clitoris.

She said the doctor told her he was going to remove a lesion but never mentioned removing anything else.

The man will be sentenced at a later date.

Source: AFP

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