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Ana Estrada died after undergoing the first euthanasia in the history of Peru

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Ana Estrada died after undergoing the first euthanasia in the history of Peru

Ana Estrada, a Peruvian woman who fought for her right to a dignified death, passed away on Sunday after agreeing to undergo the medical procedure of euthanasia. The family confirmed in a statement that Ana died on her own terms, in accordance with her idea of dignity and autonomy until the end.

Euthanasia is not permitted in Peru, but after a long court battle, the Judiciary ordered the Ministry of Health and EsSalud to respect Ana’s decision to end her life through euthanasia. This historic ruling, which was ratified by the Supreme Court in July 2022, marks the first time in the country’s history that someone’s right to choose to end their life has been recognized and authorized by Justice.

Ana, a psychologist, suffered from polymyositis, a debilitating disease that left her unable to speak and reliant on assisted breathing. Despite her condition, Ana remained firm in her belief that she should have the right to choose when, how, and where to die.

Her family expressed gratitude to all those who supported Ana in her fight and respected her decision. They highlighted that Ana’s legacy will continue to inspire others to defend the right to a dignified death.

The landmark case has raised awareness about end-of-life choices in Peru and beyond, and the family has requested privacy as they mourn the loss of Ana.

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