Letters Body piercing in England

Double standards in obtaining consent for piercings

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a593 (Published 08 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a593
  1. Avril F Danczak, general practitioner
  1. 1Alexandra Practice, Manchester M16 8NG
  1. avril{at}doctors.org.uk

    Piercing is a surgical procedure with substantial complication rates: a third get complications, a fifth require professional help, and 1% even require admission to hospital.1 The risk of death is not negligible …

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