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Exercising choice and control- women with learning disabilities and contraception

McCarthy, Michelle (2010) Exercising choice and control- women with learning disabilities and contraception. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38 (4). pp. 293-302. ISSN 1354-4187. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00605.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67332)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00605.x
Uncontrolled keywords: contraception, learning disabilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 19:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67332 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCarthy, Michelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-2516
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