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  • Dr. W 1988 Vancouver - precedent setting case

  • Laura receives Rx in exchange for sex for over a year

  • Laura loses in provincial courts but Supreme Court appeal rules that she was in no position to consent due to her lack of power in the relationship: her vulnerability and need of medical care

  • Supreme Court finds that her giving of "consent" is "inherently suspect."[2]

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2. Content for this section was provided by Dr. Janet Dollin, Office of Gender and Equity Issues, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

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