Are Physicians Blameworthy for Iatrogenic Harm Resulting from Unnecessary Genital Surgeries?

Abstract

We argue that physicians should, in certain cases, be held accountable by patients and their families for harm caused by "successful" genital surgeries performed for social and aesthetic reasons. We explore the question of physicians' blameworthiness for three types of genital surgeries common in the United States. First, we consider surgeries performed on… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.8.msoc3-1708

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@article{ReisDennis2017ArePB, title={Are Physicians Blameworthy for Iatrogenic Harm Resulting from Unnecessary Genital Surgeries?}, author={Samuel Reis-Dennis and Elizabeth Reis}, journal={AMA journal of ethics}, year={2017}, volume={19 8}, pages={825-833} }