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Who makes crucial decisions on reproduction and contraception?

Earle, Sarah; Tilley, Elizabeth and Walmsley, Jan (2012). Who makes crucial decisions on reproduction and contraception? Learning Disability Practice, 15(8) pp. 34–35.

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Abstract

This article describes the findings of an online survey exploring contraception for people with learning disabilities. The survey reveals that this is a complex subject but that in two thirds of cases the Mental Capacity Act 2005 was not being implemented. The subject is of particular relevance to women with learning disabilities, few of whom are involved in decision making and many of whom use contracetives even if they are not sexually active.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 RCN Publishing Co
ISSN: 1465-8712
Keywords: reproduction; reroductive health; contraception; learning disability; intellectual disability; women's health
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
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Item ID: 34695
Depositing User: Sarah Earle
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 12:09
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 14:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34695
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