Ashley's case: the ethics of arresting the growth of children with serious disability.

  • Gary L Stein
  • Published 2010 in
    Journal of social work in disability…

Abstract

This article analyzes the justifications and ethics of attenuating the growth of children with serious disability. It considers the case of Ashley, a child with profound developmental and cognitive disabilities whose growth was attenuated through high-dose estrogen treatment and surgery. The goals of Ashley's parents and physicians were to keep her small… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/1536710X.2010.493478

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