Category Archive: Learning Difficulties

Dec 03

UK – Woman with learning difficulties will be forcibly checked for possible cancer, judge rules

Woman aged 53 is frightened of hospitals and will be sedated A woman with severe learning difficulties who has refused to undergo medical examinations for a possible cancer of the uterus will be sedated and forcibly treated, a High Court judge ruled today. Mr Justice Moylan took less than an hour to decide the case …

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Nov 20

UK – Court asked to sterilise man with learning difficulties

The mother of a man with learning difficulties has asked a court if he can be sterilised to prevent him from having another baby as he does not want children but lacks the mental capacity to resist the “power of sex”.   The High Court¬†Photo: Alamy In a ground-breaking case, the Court of Protection has …

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