The management of menstrual problems in patients with mental retardation has ethical and legal implications. In the light of "beneficence" and "non-maleficence", one has to take a stepwise approach. The treatment should be as minimally invasive as possible. The need for contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, and the desire to have a child, should also be taken into consideration. The right of patient autonomy implies a maximal participation of the patient into the proposed treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hysterectomy for regulation of menses in a patient with Down's syndrome|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Oct 2010|