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Consultant who oversaw FGM guidelines is struck off for possessing extreme pornography

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 15 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5165
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant obstetrician who was responsible for guidelines on treating victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been struck off the UK medical register over the possession of extreme pornographic images.

Manish Gupta, who was an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London, was convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court last October of possessing pornographic images and video that show acts that were “likely to result in serious injury to anus/breasts/genitals.”

He was also found guilty of possessing one image showing an act of “intercourse/oral sex with a dead/live animal” and 14 prohibited images of children. These showed cartoon animated children, a lesser offence than possessing pornographic images of …

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