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in medicine, a patient's written consent to a surgical or medical procedure or other course of treatment, given after the physician has told the patient all of the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved. Informed consent is also required for participation in clinical studies. The concept of informed consent is based on the principle that a physician has a duty to disclose to a patient information that allows the patient to make a reasonable decision regarding his or her own treatment. There is debate over whether special populations, such as children and the mentally ill, can really be considered to have given informed consent.
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And, obviously, assisted suicide laws apply only to consenting adults, not to those incapable of consent.
Even today, 50 percent to 60 percent of Americans believe that a sexual relationship between consenting adults of the same sex is always wrong; fewer than 30 percent unequivocally say that it's "not wrong.
Vanessa Hall, the Green Party's spokeswoman on women's issues, who will be proposing the motion, said, "The law shouldn't regulate sexual activity between consenting adults as long as it doesn't affect other people.
The law prohibits sex between consenting adults of the same sex.
Masi was between two consenting adults and sometimes involved conversation and texting of a sexual nature and on a few occasions involved each of us texting sexually explicit photos to each other," Cole said.
The raid is a dramatic example of the ways in which sodomy laws, which ban a variety of sexual acts among consenting adults other than vaginal intercourse, are wielded against gay people.
Bridget says: Sex between consenting adults is OK regardless of your sexual orientation.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the issue of decriminalisation of gay sex among consenting adults in private.
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NO, WE don't have anything against two consenting adults of opposite sex sharing a public moment ofintimacy.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea to make armed forces a party to the petitions supporting and opposing the Delhi High Court's ruling, which decriminalised homosexual acts between two consenting adults in private.