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Guidelines to birth control counselling of the physically handicapped.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  156579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Birth control counselling of well motivated physically handicapped men and women is discussed in a series of suggested steps: (1) preappointment arrangements are made to ensure physical access to the office, and the partner or a helper may be invited to the visit; (2) the patient is encouraged to name the desired birth control method; (3) the patient's fertility is established from the history and the results of physical examination and laboratory tests; (4) methods of birth control are matched to the patient's physical and mental capabilities; (5) potential side effects of the proposed methods are considered in the light of the handicap; (6) a method is finally recommended that may be a trade-off, with ease of use balanced against efficacy, and living with side effects balanced against the risks of pregnancy; and (7) rechecks are necessary to ensure that the patient is using the method with skill and satisfaction.
Authors:
G Szasz; S Miller; L Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-27     Completed Date:  1979-09-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1353-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adoption
Adult
Contraception
Contraceptives, Oral
Counseling* / methods
Disabled Persons*
Family Planning Services* / methods
Female
Fertilization
Humans
Hysterectomy, Vaginal
Infant
Insemination, Artificial
Male
Pregnancy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral

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