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Defining and Discussing the Ashley Treatment

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    In this segment, Dr. Lantos talks about the ethical issues of performing body-alterating medical procedures geared towards the attenuation of growth of severely developmentally disabled children. To illustrate these issues, he focuses in on the Ashley Treatment, a controversial and highly publicized grouping of invasive medical procedures including hysterectomy, removal of breast buds, and high-dose estrogen regimens.

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    In this segment, Dr. Lantos talks about the ethical issues of performing body-alterating medical procedures geared towards the attenuation of growth of severely developmentally disabled children. To illustrate these issues, he focuses in on the Ashley Treatment, a controversial and highly publicized grouping of invasive medical procedures including hysterectomy, removal of breast buds, and high-dose estrogen regimens.

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