IUD removed without patient permission

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Registered: 11-20-2008
IUD removed without patient permission
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Wed, 01-21-2009 - 11:04am

http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/01/14/Woman_Says_Anti-Abortion_Nurse_Removed_IUD_Without_Permission_Then_Lectured_Her.htm

According to this article a Heath Care Provider removed a woman's IUD without her permission, claimed it was an accident (read the article, it seems this accident happens frequently under her care) and then told the patient it was a good thing, because IUD's are an abortificant.

What should happen to this woman if these allegations are true ?

I think at the VERY LEAST she should lose her license and NEVER be allowed to practice again. Considering the DELIBERATE nature of this, I would not be against a short jail sentence either.

Also, I don't think she can claim Health Care Provider conscience in this case. She did more that refuse to participate in a procedure she objected to. She is actively undoing a procedure that patients have already had done. This would be like a pharmacist who "objects" to birth control pills stealing BCP from customers purses.

Or a vegetarian stealing a hamburger off of someone's plate. (Of course this case is worse, because something was stolen from inside this woman's BODY)

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 12:04pm

I haven't read the article yet, but from your summary, that nurse is messed up!!!!


If a woman chooses to have an IUD, then she's actively trying to prevent pregnancy.

 


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Registered: 11-20-2008
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 12:22pm

Inserting an IUD without patient consent is just as bad as removing one without patient consent.

I hope anyone that does either would lose their license !

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 12:40pm

Assuming the allegations are true - that nurse at the very LEAST should lose her license and not be allowed to practice ever again.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 12:48pm
I agree they are both horrid!

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 1:19pm

>>Also, I don't think she can claim Health Care Provider conscience in this case. She did more that refuse to participate in a procedure she objected to. She is actively undoing a procedure that patients have already had done. This would be like a pharmacist who "objects" to birth control pills stealing BCP from customers purses.<<

Actually it is more akin to a pharmacist sticking their fingers down your throat in order to force you to vomit up your pill. Removing an IUD is a medical procedure and it was done without her consent. The doc should loose their license and be charged with whatever they can make fit.

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Registered: 03-07-2008
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 3:52pm
Owww. I am under the impression that it's near on impossible to "accidentally" remove an IUD. I hope she gets the book thrown at her.
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Registered: 01-15-2008
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 7:21pm
It can be painless if done in the right hands. I was about 6 weeks PP and the Dr said my cervix was still slightly S shaped(which is supposed to make insertion more painful). I took a couple Tylenol 3 before my appt....didn't feel a thing!
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Registered: 01-13-2006
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 10:58pm

Well, I was told that there would be slight cramping, i.e. comparable to an annual gyn exam. So I thought "No Big Deal". Those are usually fairly painless for me.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 11:58pm

During the first 6 weeks of having an IUD there is a possibility of it spontaneously dislodging completely or slipping so that it's not where it needs to be to work properly.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 12:13am
That sucks that they didn't tell you about pain meds. They told me to take *something* prior to getting the IUD. I just happened to have a few Tylenol 3's from DS's birth and the fiasco that followed.
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