By Radhika Sanghani. Schoolgirl Molly Woodley was in a Holland and Barrett health shop with her boyfriend when she decided to enquire about supplements that speed up your metabolism. She just walked out of the shop. She told me and I was absolutely furious. But when Heather wrote about it on Facebook this week, it quickly garnered so many responses that it ended up in the local paper, and various media outlets. Heather said that the media attention has made it worse than ever for Molly — a size 12 teenager - because of trolls online.
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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. That lasts until your 21st birthday. After repeated recent hospital stays, during one of which she was considered so dangerously underweight she was placed in an coma to allow her to be fed intravenously, Noa decided earlier this year she wanted no further treatment, the paper said.
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LONDON — By the time she was 17, the Dutch teenager had written a harrowing memoir recounting repeated sexual assaults and her subsequent experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia. Last year, when she was 16, she approached an end-of-life clinic in the Netherlands seeking euthanasia or assisted suicide, but was rejected because her parents had been unaware of her request and she needed their permission, according to a local newspaper profile published in December. When her sister announced that the teenager, Noa Pothoven, had died at 17 early Sunday morning — without revealing where or how — the story ricocheted and metastasized around the globe. It spurred an outpouring of condolences on social media and set off debates about the nature of the Dutch law on euthanasia and the spread of misinformation. In the initial absence of detailed information from medical officials or from Ms. But the teenager did not die of euthanasia, according to her family, the Dutch health minister and the Royal Dutch Medical Association. She had stopped eating and drinking, her relatives said in a statement, and she was at home in the eastern Netherlands when she died, Dutch news outlets reported. Steven Pleiter, the director of the end-of-life clinic in The Hague that Ms.
Noa said she wanted her book to help vulnerable youngsters who struggle with life, saying that the Netherlands does not have specialised institutions or clinics where teens can go for psychological or physical aid. I have quit eating and drinking for a while now, and after many discussions and evaluations, it was decided to let me go because my suffering is unbearable. Noa stopped eating food and drinking, and refused medical treatment with the understanding of her parents and doctors. She had previously been force fed but under Dutch law she used her right to stop eating and drinking. Noa had also requested the assitance of a euthanasia clinic in The Hague in , but they refused. They think I should complete the trauma treatment and that my brain must first be fully grown. That lasts until you are