Hysterectomy in the Mentally Disabled Female: An Ethical Dilemma

  • Anna Rana Aga Khan School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Hysterectomy, Mentally Disabled, Intellectual disability (ID), Non-Maleficence, Consequentialism, Right Based Ethics, Paternalism, Duty Based Ethics

Abstract

The establishment of menstrual hygiene, specifically among the mentally disabled females, is one of the most critical concerns posing challenges for the individual, family and caretaker. Although the performance of hysterectomy among females with intellectual disabilities (ID) is now trending, but it has given rise to many ethical questions. Therefore, the study aimed to address the ethical dilemmas associated with hysterectomy among ID females, taking reference from a case of 19-year-old female, unable to practice menstrual hygiene.

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Published
2020-09-01
How to Cite
Rana, A. (2020). Hysterectomy in the Mentally Disabled Female: An Ethical Dilemma. International Journal of Endorsing Health Science Research (IJEHSR), 8(3), 112-116. https://doi.org/10.29052/IJEHSR.v8.i3.2020.112-116