Thursday, September 2, 2010

Surgeons must get consent to take photos of intimate parts

Penang High Court ruled today that surgeons must obtain their female patients' consent before taking photos of their intimate parts.

Judicial Commissioner Chew Soo Ho awarded freelance writer Lee Ewe Poh, 50, RM25,000 in damages for invasion of privacy and RM10,000 in costs. Lee, a former journalist, had filed the suit against general and colo-rectal surgeon Dr Lim Teik Mau saying she felt violated after he took photographs of her private parts during a haemorrhoids surgery.

The decision above makes me wonder how about male's privacy? Anyhow it's good that we know now what the court have said about this area. Again, we should know our rights!

Abstracted from TheStarOnline

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