Frances, a seventeen year-old, who is deaf, is told by her health-care provider that she is a candidate for a new procedure that allow her to hear. Frances is married and together they have a one year-old child. Both the husband and the young woman's parents are enthusiastically in favor of the procedure, whereas Frances is uncertain. Can she, being a minor, go against her husband and parent's wishes and not have her hearing restored? Why?
Yes, she can, even though she is a minor, the fact that she is married, means that she is an emancipated minor and can give legal consent regarding her treatment. (Potter and Perry, 333)