Psychiczne cierpienie wynikające z nieudanych operacji zmiany płci było również powodem eutanazji 44 letniego Nathana, przeprowadzonej w Brukseli w poniedziałek. Urodzony jako kobieta dwukrotnie próbował przeszczepić sobie męski organ płciowy. Nie do końca udane operacje zdaniem belgijskich lekarzy spowodowały, że zaburzenia tożsamości i problemy psychiczne u mężczyzny powodowały wystarczające cierpienie by przystać na jego prośbę i pomóc mu zakończyć życie.
W tym roku w Belgii przeprowadzono już 1200 zabiegów eutanazji. Jeśli prawo do eutanazji zostanie rozciągnięte na niepełnoletnich, życzenia śmierci belgijscy lekarze będą spełniać jeszcze częściej i być może z jeszcze bardziej błahych powodów.
Belgians want euthanasia for teenagers…
75% of Belgians are in favour of expanding the right of euthanasia for adolescents , who suffer from incurable diseases. The author of euthanasia law, existing in Belgium since 2002, for months now is trying to push for its expenditure. Senator Philippe Mahoux told me few months ago that “such solution is fair, because a young man who suffer from incurable disease should be able to decide to finish his life in the same manner as an older person can do”. Such statements and propositions can be shocking in many countries, but in Belgium they are fully understood and respected. Euthanasia has almost become a normal, everyday medical intervention here. There have been 1432 euthanasia conducted in Belgium last year, 52 of which were proceed for psychical rather than physical reasons. Psychical suffering was the reason of the first in the world twin brothers euthanasia, conducted in Belgium at the beginning of this year. 45 years old Eddy and Franck, both deaf mute from birth, asked to die when one of them started to lose his eyesight. The perspective of no communication after one of them would become blind, was causing such sufferance that both brothers asked for euthanasia and the Belgian doctors fulfilled their will.
Psychical sufferance caused by unsuccessful operations of sex change was also the reason of he euthanasia conducted on 44 year old Nathan last Monday. Born in a woman body Nathan tried to change his sex two times, but the results of the medical interventions were not satisfying him. Belgian doctors agreed that his psychical sufferance caused by the troubled identity were enough reasons to let him die.
Only this year in Belgium some 1200 euthanasia were conducted so far. If the law to die is expanded on adolescents, Belgian doctors will soon fulfill even more death wills here, and the reasons for euthanasia may become even more trivial.
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