Forbidden Pleasure

TitleForbidden Pleasure
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractWhen the mother of a mentally handicapped girl of fourteen is forced by poor health to place her daughter, Sophia, in assisted living, she worries about Sophia's sexual and reproductive anatomy. Sophia loves playing with her dolls, and has said she wants to be a real mommy with a real baby. However, Sophia is not able to care for herself and her mother is certain she is incapable of raising a child. However her mother does not want to deny her sexual intimacy and pleasure and believes that sterilization is in Sophia's best interests.
NotesCase Study from the 2009 National Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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