Adolescents with disabilities

Sloane L. York*, Cassing Hammond

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Young women with disabilities comprise a large and diverse group of people with unique reproductive health needs. These patients often encounter physical, communication, economic, and programmatic barriers to health care, along with myths about their reproductive or sexual functioning or their ability to parent. Girls with disabilities constitute an at-risk group whose health-care providers often underestimate the risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection. Contraceptive agents help adolescents with disabilities to avoid pregnancy, manage menstrual hygiene, and lessen moliminal behavioral changes. When prescribing contraception to disabled patients, providers must consider the patients' needs, their physical abilities, and common medical comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages147-165
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781461465799
ISBN (Print)1461465788, 9781461465782
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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