2015 | 1 (201) | 57-79
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Voluntary sterilisation. Remarks de lege lata

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The matter under discussion refers to the problem of voluntary sterilisation. The speculations contained in the article, are considered with references to the polish and international law. The fundamental argument demonstrated above, resolves itself to the statement that, despite lack of any judicial regulations related to that kind of operations directly, sterilisation is legal primary, accepted in polish law. That thesis is based on the law principles eg, freedom and right to self-determination. Voluntary sterilisation is a kind of realization the fundamental right of every human being, woman and man, to the possessing or not possessing children responsibly. Moreover, sterilisation can be observed as a realization of right to access to any kind of methods enabling using that procedure. In particular, right to the procreation includes also the possibility of resignation of it, even though, that resignation has a final and irreversible character, and consequences can be qualified as a serious injury in the criminal law definition. As a result, voluntary sterilisation of an adult, responsible and accountable person, realised with her acceptation can not be considered as an illegal operation, apart from the reasons of that decision.
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  • Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. KEN w Krakowie, a adres ul. Sołtysowska 12 H/46, 31-598 Kraków, Poland
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