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Medicolegal and Ethics Minor consent (ethics cases)

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A 15-year old boy wants to participate in a research study. He told his parents who did not agree. He lives with his parents. Can this boy participate in the research study?

case 2

A 17-year old boy lives independently. He is married and has one child. He wants to participate in a research study. Does he need his parents permission

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A 16-year old girl came to a doctor for bilateral tubal ligations. She is a mother of one child and does not want to have any more children. She does not want to tell her boyfriend and parents. She lives with her parents. What should a doctor do in this situation?
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very good questions but no idea of answer
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I think..Case 1 is No, Case 2 is Yes, Case 3 is Yes
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I think..Case 1 is No, Case 2 is Yes, Case 3 is Yes
do u know the explanation
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but these q they asked by my step 2 exam that s y i am posting it
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1- nope
reason minor . . .
2- yes
reason:minor but still married,has a child,and he is supporting himself . . .if he has a child,but not financially supporting him,answer will be no
3- do what she is saying,,but if option includes encourage her to talk with her family or Partner it will be better choice
reason,,,she has the full copyright of her own body,so no Partner involvement,,she is a minor but exception if it's regarding contraception or pregnancy related issues. . .

Plz say you are right . . .:sorry:
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do u know the explanation
iwill post the answer soon

but these q they asked by my step 2 exam that s y i am posting it
What is the correct answer????
And what age is a person competent to make his own decisions? 18 or 15 yrs?
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What is the correct answer????
And what age is a person competent to make his own decisions? 18 or 15 yrs?
i forget to answer them iwill search my source and bring the answer
sorry for delay
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Case 1: No

Case:2 yes

Case 1 and 2 for sure.

Case:3 I think as she has a child,so minor is emancipated
So she can request ligation .
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case 1
A 15-year old boy wants to participate in a research study. He told his parents who did not agree. He lives with his parents. Can this boy participate in the research study?

case 2

A 17-year old boy lives independently. He is married and has one child. He wants to participate in a research study. Does he need his parents permission

case 3


A 16-year old girl came to a doctor for bilateral tubal ligations. She is a mother of one child and does not want to have any more children. She does not want to tell her boyfriend and parents. She lives with her parents. What should a doctor do in this situation?
case 1....NO
case2 .....yes
case....she is mother, and she has full right on her body, so she can do it.
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Default Consent Minor with Baby

According to DIT, a minor (dependent on her parents and under the age of 18) CANNOT give consent for herself, but CAN give consent for her child.

Dependent minor decides what happens to her child, but as long as she is dependent on her parents, they decide what happens to HER, (as long as she is unmarried, not in the military, or it's an emergency situation, about contraceptives, treating STDs, drug addiction or medical car during pregnancy.)

I know First Aid for Step 1 2011 says that if someone has a child, they do not need to have parental consent, but DIT and Step 2 CK books/Questions have lead me to believe otherwise.

1. Needs Consent
2. Does NOT need consent
3. Needs Consent

I think....
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case1 need consent as he is minor
Case2,doesn't need consent as having child,marriage and self support make him emancipated
Case 3,doesn't need consent as having child make her emancipated i think
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why is everyone saying yes for no 2. i don't get it he is married and living independently... he definitely does NOT Need consent!!!!!
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Default Baby does NOT mean Emancipated

Having a baby does NOT mean you are emancipated if you are financially dependent on your parents and <18. That info is from Conrad Fischer and DIT.

You are only emancipated while you are pregnant, but after you have the baby, your parents make decisions for you, and you make decisions for your child.

For example, you would NOT be able to get bilateral tubal ligation or vasectomy if you are <18 and dependent on your parents just because you have a baby.

Having a baby doesn't mean that you fully understand the consequences of your actions and how certain procedures, esp ones like sterilization will effect your future.

In questions about 17yo male with a child, still dependent on his parents wants a vasectomy and also 16yo female with child, still dependent wants bilat tubal ligation. They both should be denied and there should be discussion of alternative options.

If you are caring for yourself, and for your baby, or if you are married, then you are emancipated. Or of course if you happen to be in the military.
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