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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||1461465788, 9781461465782|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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