Committee Opinion on Menstrual Manipulation for Adolescents With Disabilities

The Committee on Adolescent Health Care for is pleased to announce the release of a Committee Opinion on Menstrual Manipulation for Adolescents With Disabilities.  Defining the reasons for intervention and the precise goal of treatment are the most critical issues regarding use of interventions to alter menstrual flow in adolescents with disabilities. Reasons for intervention may relate to abnormal uterine bleeding, hygiene, mood issues, fear of pregnancy, and acute onset of other medical conditions. Goals of treatment may include a decrease in the amount of bleeding, periodic amenorrhea, or treatment of symptoms, such as mood issues or dysmenorrhea..  Members can access the opinion by clicking on the link. Non-members can request copies by e-mailing adolhlth@acog.org.

 

Contact:

Caitlin Phelps, MA
Director of Gynecology
clinical@acog.org

Lyndona Charles
Special Assistant, Gynecology and Ethics
lcharles@acog.org