Quote from RN1121
HMMM... This is certainly one for a debate. Not sure what exactly I think of it. I suppose that the fact they did it for "convenience" is ethically not right. It's obvious that she would never go on to have children anyway, BUT to subject her to that unnecessary surgery? Who is it really benefitting? The child or the parents?
i don't think it was the concern of pregnancy, but the issue of monthly bleeding that concerned them
i understand why they did what they did.
once, i had a mentally challenged girl in the er. she was about 25. she had her period. this poor girl, who was overweight, saw the blood on her legs and freaked. she wouldn't wear underwear, never mind a pad! she didn't understand. she wanted to be naked and there were clots dripping down her legs when she stood up! it was a scene! i tried relentlessly with her caregiver to get her to cover herself, to no avail.
we eventually put an iv in and sedated her. she was discharged home after several hours, where i'm sure this continued.
is this anyway to live month after month, year after year either?