How to help women with learning disabilities through menopause
Nurses should use the resources available to help meet the needs of women with learning disabilities through menopause and avoid diagnostic overshadowing
- Nurses can help by finding out what resources are available and integrating it into their practice
- Nurses should also be mindful of menopause and ask questions related to it, such as changes in the menstrual cycle
- Vocabulary related to menopause and reproductive health should be part of the language used, along with pictorial support
Menopause and perimenopause are a fact of life for most women with learning disabilities, but there is little research and information about it.
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