The issue was reportedly brought up in parliament by Gert-Jan Segers from the socially conservative Christian Union party.
“Whereas in the first years hardly any patients with psychiatric illnesses or dementia appear in reports, these numbers are now sharply on the rise,” Theo Boer, a professor of healthcare ethics at Kampen University in the Netherlands, wrote in an op-ed for .
Boer served on a euthanasia review committee in the Netherlands from 2005 to 2014.
As a result of the abuse she suffered as a child, the young Dutch woman developed post-traumatic stress disorder, severe anorexia, chronic depression, and hallucinations, the reported.
Despite her diagnoses, her doctors said she was “totally competent” and that there was “no major depression or other mood disorder which affected her thinking.” And, even though she showed improvements in her mental state after intensive therapy, her doctors deemed her condition incurable.
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands for anyone over the age of 18.