A New South Wales woman whose genitals were removed by a doctor without her consent is outraged by the jail sentence he has been given.
Former gynaecologist Graeme Reeves has been jailed for up to three-and-a-half years for maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on Caroline DeWaegeneire at Bega on the NSW south coast in 2002.
Reeves will be eligible for parole after serving two years.
He unnecessarily removed Ms DeWaegeneire genitals without her consent, during what she thought was going to be an operation to remove a small pre-cancerous lesion.
Outside court Ms DeWaegeneire said she was livid about the sentence and she holds bureaucrats who have not done their jobs responsible. [read more]
Amazing – isn’t it? – that women can demand such protection from society, that genital mutilation of even dogs or cats would warrant arrest and punishment…yet doing the same thing to baby boys is perfectly legal and even praised!