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The legal trends - implications for menstruation/fertility management for young women who have an intellectual disability

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Discusses some recent court decisions concerning applications for hysterectomies to be carried out on young women with intellectual disabilities. Usually the application is made by the parents but the article is not concerned with the ethics of this. Instead, the authors focus on the reasons usually put forward and indicate the problems with this reasoning. It also covers the decisions made in recent cases and relates the issues involved. Note: Family Advocacy also holds a copy of an expanded version of this article appeared in the International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, Vol. 40 No. 2 pp.133-157 (1993). Keywords: Legal, Women

Author
Taylor, Miriam Carlson, Glenys
Source
Community Bulletin Volume 17 Number 2
Publisher
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Publication Date
1 January 1993
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Legal, Women
Origin
Australia

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