ERIC Number: EJ302847
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Fertility Control for Mentally Retarded Female Adolescents: II. Parental Attitudes toward Sterilization.
Passer, Alice; And Others
Pediatrics, v73 n4 p451-54 Apr 1984
Interviews with 69 parents of mentally retarded adolescents revealed that 46 percent had considered sterilization for their daughters. Interest in sterilization especially correlated with increased severity of retardation and with difficulty teaching menstrual hygiene. Few parents supported either an extremely restrictive or permissive position. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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