The paper reviews the evidence for vulnerability in women with learning disabilities to a range of physical and mental health problems, with special emphasis on menstruation. It goes on to describe a qualitative research project on the experience of learning‐disabled women in relation to menstruation, and concludes by emphasising the need for services to communicate information on this subject in more sensitive and appropriate ways.
Ditchfield, H. and Burns, J. (2004), "Understanding our Bodies, Understanding Ourselves: The Menstrual Cycle, Mental Health and Women with Learning Disabilities", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 24-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595474200400035
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