10 Mar '11, 9am

A doctor who removed his patient's genitals has been convicted in Australia

SYDNEY - A FORMER doctor who removed a patient's genitals without her consent was convicted by an Australian court on Thursday of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. The doctor, who cannot be named because of a court order, told the New South Wales district court that he believed the operation conducted on Carolyn DeWaegeneire in August 2002 was necessary for medical reasons. But Ms DeWaegeneire, then a 58-year-old widow, told the jury she would never have consented to the operation in which a doctor removed her genitals, including her clitoris. She said the doctor told her he was going to remove a lesion but never mentioned removing anything else. The man will be sentenced at a later date. -- AFP

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