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Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;114(6):1428-31. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181c6f922.

ACOG Committee Opinion No. 448: 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. First-line treatment options should be safe, minimally invasive, and nonpermanent. Endometrial ablation has not been studied in adolescents, has not been studied longterm, is considered irreversible and, therefore, is not recommended in teenagers.

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