The ethics of altering children
Grant number: DP130100454 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016
Parents sometimes request surgery or drug therapy to change a child's physical appearance. This project will provide ethical guidance to doctors and policy makers about ethically appropriate ways to respond to such requests.
Related publications (5)
'Operating is the easy part': Surgeons' decision-making processes and responses to parental requests for elective paediatric appearance-altering facial surgery
Lauren Notini, Lynn Gillam, Merle Spriggs, Anthony Penington
Some parents request elective appearance-altering facial surgery for their children for cosmetic, psychological and/or social reas..
"I Don't See That as a Medical Problem": Clinicians' Attitudes and Responses to Requests for Cosmetic Genital Surgery by Adolescents
Merle Spriggs, Lynn Gillam
Labiaplasty is a form of genital surgery to reduce large or protruding labia minora. Internationally, the rates of this surgery am..