On Tuesday, reports flooded the Internet of a Dutch teenage rape victim being legally euthanized for depression. However, clarified reporting has revealed that although Noa Pothoven, 17, did request to be medically euthanized, she was refused the deadly "treatment. According to the U.
By Natalie O'Neill. June 4, pm Updated June 5, am. Noa Pothoven, 17, who lived in the Netherlands, wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post about her heartbreaking decision to stop eating — leading to her death Sunday.
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Noa Pothoven had been repeatedly re-admitted to hospital to try and treat her post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia. Noa Pothoven from Arnhem in the eastern part of the country died on Sunday in bed at home. The teenager had been attacked and sexually assaulted on multiple occasions, the first when she was years-old. She was reportedly raped when she was
Jump to navigation. A year-old girl in Netherlands, who survived rape in her childhood, died after being assisted by the state to end her life because of her unbearable psychological suffering and long struggle with depression. Noa Pothoven, who penned an award-winning book on her battle with depression, wrote a last Instagram post on Saturday.
Doctors had previously force-fed Noa to keep her alive, an experience she described as "humiliating" and "degrading". According to reports in Holland, medics last week agreed to no longer attempt to feed the teenager. Last year, Noa's parents told a Dutch newspaper that they were opposed to allowing their daughter to die - after the teenager was turned down by a euthanasia clinic.
Ryan Nugent. Claims that a Dutch teenager died by legal euthanasia at a Netherlands clinic are incorrect, her friends have said. The teenager had suffered with severe depression and anorexia and had previously attempted to kill herself.
A Dutch teenager who was raped as a child has been allowed to die following a years-long battle with depression and anorexia after she was raped as a young child. Noa Pothoven, of Arnhem in the Netherlands, explained the choice to end her own life in a now-private Instagram post last week, saying the trauma she struggled to live with following a childhood rape had become insufferable. The teen, who published an autobiography in called Winning or Learning detailing her struggles with PTSD, depression, anorexia and self-harm, also asked her followers to not try to talk her out of her decision, adding that it was "final" and "not impulsive".
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In fact, it is unclear how she died. No official cause of death has so far been given and there is no evidence the case involved either euthanasia or assisted suicide, both of which are legal in the Netherlands subject to strict conditions. To stop her suffering, she stopped eating and drinking. Noa told De Gelderlander newspaper in an interview in December that she had approached the clinic the previous year to ask if she could be considered for euthanasia or assisted suicide, but was told she could not.