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ERIC Number: EJ903946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Exercising Choice and Control--Women with Learning Disabilities and Contraception
McCarthy, Michelle
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n4 p293-302 Dec 2010
This research project used semi-structured in-depth interviews to ask women with learning disabilities about the experience of being prescribed contraception. It also asked general practitioners about their prescribing practices through a postal survey. A service user group was involved at different stages of the project. Most of the women reported that it was other people who made the key decisions about starting to use contraception and which method to use. Both the women and the doctors said they liked having a third party (staff member or relative) present for the consultations. Many of the doctors were unclear about responding to issues of capacity to consent to treatment. An accessible research summary was produced to make the process and findings of the research available to the women with learning disabilities who took part in the study, as well as to any others who were interested (see "Disability and Society," 24, 357-371, 2009). In the interests of disseminating that accessible report as widely as possible, extracts are included in this article, and the full version is available from the author.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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