The legal trends—implications for menstruation/ fertility management for young women who have an intellectual disability

Taylor M. and Carlson G. (1993) The legal trends—implications for menstruation/ fertility management for young women who have an intellectual disability. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 40 2: 133-157. doi:10.1080/0156655930400206


Author Taylor M.
Carlson G.
Title The legal trends—implications for menstruation/ fertility management for young women who have an intellectual disability
Journal name International Journal of Disability, Development and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-346X
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0156655930400206
Open Access Status
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 133
End page 157
Total pages 25
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3304 Education
3306 Health (social science)
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Abstract Since 1988, there have been a number of Family Court of Australia cases where permission was sought for a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) to be performed on premenarchal women who have an intellectual disability. The case judgments refer to several cases from appellate overseas courts. While the judgments indicate a division of judicial opinion on the issue of the necessity of court consent for such surgery on this group of young women, all of the judges sanctioned a premenarchal hysterectomy. This paper will review the cases with specific reference to relevant Australian legislation, and the implications for women who have an intellectual disability which may have international applicability.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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