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The experiences of women with learning disabilities on contraception choice

Walmsley, Jan; Earle, Sarah; Tilley, Elizabeth; Ledger, Susan; Chapman, Rohss and Townson, Lou (2016). The experiences of women with learning disabilities on contraception choice. Primary Health Care, 26(9) pp. 28–32.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2016.e1139
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Abstract

A team from the Open University interviewed women with learning disabilities on their experiences of making decisions about contraception. The research revealed that many women used contraception to manage menstruation, some did not know the medication they were using to manage menstruation was a contraceptive and most lacked sufficient information to make informed choices about contraception. Women were often persuaded by others to start using a particular contraceptive. Health professionals need to be proactive in providing education, information and advice, and in ensuring that contraceptive use is reviewed regularly.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0264-5033
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Reproductive Rights, Contraception and Women with Intellectual Disabilities: Who Decides? SurveyNot SetOpen Society Foundations
Keywords: contraception; learning disabilities; making choices; sexual health; women; women’s health
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 49253
Depositing User: Sarah Earle
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49253
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