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J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Jun;22(3):143-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2007.10.008.

Menstrual suppression for adolescents with developmental disabilities.

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  • 1Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The approach to menstrual suppression for adolescents with developmental disabilities has evolved considerably over the years due to changing philosophies and evolving treatment options. We review the medical management options available for menstrual suppression with a focus on the needs and treatment of adolescents with developmental disabilities.

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