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

BMC Medical Ethics 15 (1):89 (2014)

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
Keywords Applied and Professional Ethics  Obstetrics and Gynaecology  Honour  Hymen reconstruction  Virginity
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-89
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