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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

On-line version ISSN 2215-5287Print version ISSN 1409-0015


SALAZAR URENA, Bernan Luis  and  QUINTANA RODRIGUEZ, Roxana. Responsabilidad penal del profesional en medicina en casos de esterilización. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 1995, vol.11-12, n.2-1, pp.12-19. ISSN 2215-5287.

The subject of sterlization is analysed base on the literature and compared with Costa Rican Law. Sterilization is an operation designed to eliminate reproductive capacity. In man, it implies a simple duct closing, and in woman the oviduct is blocked. The operating professional may hide, behing a "medical ando social"motivation, a criminal purpose of eliminating a particular group for ethnic or plitical rasons, wtc., which can be qualified as genocide, or simply may wish to hurt another person, which according to Costa Rican legislaiton qualifies as "very serious damage".

Keywords : Sterilization; ilegal action; therapeutics; genocide; damage; bibliographic review.

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