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Consent validity by minors

A 17-year old boy came to a surgeon for bilateral vasectomy. He is the father of one child and does not want to have any more children. He does not want to tell his girlfriend and parents. He lives with his parents. What should a surgeon do in this situation?


Anam Najam Anam Najam perform the procedure

Asma Zafar Asma Zafar Tell him both the advantages and disadvantages of performing the procedure and make him to write cost benefit analysis to realize the situation

Ali Al Shikh Ali Al Shikh Consent is necessary 

But first he has to know the cause of this surgery ( may has psychological cause)

Valeed Ahmed Valeed Ahmed He is a minor as yet and may not understand the implications of such a serious decision. The surgeon should refuse the vasectomy and offer other less harmful alternatives.

Anam Najam Anam Najam Isnt it so that one can give consent if one is above 16 yrs of age?

Valeed Ahmed Valeed Ahmed Not in every case.

Ghada Hegazy Ghada Hegazy He's a minor living with his parents. The guardian must consent. The only exception is if he's living in a state that allows for partial emancipation due to birth control, i.e. He can make that choice. However, the surgeon should offer some alternatives to the procedure.

 Inam Ul Haque Masood Inam Ul Haque Masood Minors can not consent

Nirmal Zahra Nirmal Zahra Minors cannot give consent...the parents or guardians are to be consulted here. The client should be made aware of this. Also, give him other better options.

Angel's Dua Angel's Dua i think before performing surgery it is important to know y he wants this and for that sake he should be referred to psychologist for detail evaluation and should be explained with pros and cons of the surgery may b through psychological investigation u reach the real problem which could be solved other wise


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