Are there morally relevant differences between hymen restoration and bloodless treatment for Jehovah’s Witnesses?

BMC Medical Ethics 15 (1):89 (2014)
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Hymen reconstruction is a controversial measure performed to help young females under threat of honour-related violence. Official guidelines often reject offering hymen reconstructions. On the other hand, extraordinary measures in order to enable operations of Jehovah’s Witnesses who want a bloodless operation in order to avoid religiously related sanctions are often considered praiseworthy. The aim is thus to examine whether or not there are relevant differences between these two measures



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