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saeeditehrani S, salari P, madani M, joodaki K. Physicians’ professional commitment and ethical considerations in hymenorrhaphy. ijme. 2015; 8 (3) :1-14
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5518-en.html
1- Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, and Department of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, and Department of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , k_joodaki@yahoo.com
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During their professional life, physicians may face demands for procedures that do not entail significant medical benefits for the applicants, but rather originate from cultural and common considerations of the society. In such cases, physicians are sometimes forced to ignore cultural concerns in order to fulfill their ethical and professional responsibilities and provide healthcare services based on patients’ interests and beneficence. This can create ethical challenges and lead to physicians’ inability to act on their patients’ requests. One case in point is the request for hymenorrhaphy.In this article, we aimed to discuss the different opinions, ethical considerations and legal issues concerning hymenorrhaphy, and to investigate the Islamic aspects of the problem. In view of all existing debates and considerations, it appears that the reconstruction of hymen is an ethical and professional measure in certain situations.

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Type of Study: review | Subject: اخلاق پزشکی
Received: 2015/05/4 | Accepted: 2015/09/2 | Published: 2015/09/15

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