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Shady Italian gynecologist removes woman's eggs without consent

16 May 2016, 14:18

Abuja - A fertility doctor has been apprehended by police on a charge of theft after he allegedly removed a patient's eggs without her consent with the intent of selling them on the black market.

According to World Wide Weird News, Severino Antinori was arrested in Rome after a 24-year-old woman accused the 70-year-old of diagnosing her with an ovarian cyst for the sole intention of harvesting and selling her eggs.

Also read: WATCH: Woman urinates in lift as male companion looks on

The woman claims that she was forcefully restrained, put under anesthesia and surgically operated on without her consent.

The victim is said to have reported the matter to officials immediately after the alleged procedure took place.

Dr Antinori gained notoriety in 1994 when he successfully helped a 63-year-old woman become the oldest woman at the time to give birth, The Telegraph reports.

The doctor has since been charged with theft and causing injury.

Read more at World Wide Weird News

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