Doctor is suspended for aborting fetus because it was female

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 09 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5992
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A doctor who was recorded in a newspaper sting apparently approving the abortion of an unwanted female fetus has been suspended from practice for three months by the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Palaniappan Rajmohan admitted falsely recording that “Ms A” wanted a termination because she was “too young for pregnancy” when she had told him that the real reason was the sex of the fetus.

Unknown to Rajmohan, Ms A was accompanied by a reporter from the Daily Telegraph, which was investigating illegal sex selection abortions, and the encounter in …

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