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  •  Simply being an inmate (3+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, ER Doc, kurious

    complicates this notion of consent so much. They need to be extraordinarily careful, precisely because these women are in custody and by definition subject to coercion.

    I'm not a medical ethicist, but I do know that we need many more layers than just one doctor talking to a woman about the procedure. In fact, I think if a woman does want to undergo sterilization while in prison, she should be required to consult with an independent, non-prison doctor who can give her the full rundown of the procedure, its risks, etc., and can make an independent judgement that she has not been coerced or unduly influenced to have the procedure. At MINIMUM. Just a thought; there may be a more medically and ethically appropriate way to organize that, I just think there needs to be extensive oversight here.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 09:44:57 AM PDT

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