Consent to contraceptive treatment among clients with epilepsy
Rohit Shankar Consultant in adult developmental neuropsychiatry, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Truro
Meriel Bradley Healthcare assistant, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Truro
Caryn Jory Epilepsy specialist nurse, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Truro
Victor Olotu Locum consultant psychiatrist, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Rohit Shankar and colleagues discuss findings from an audit of how GPs prescribe birth-control pills to women with learning disabilities who also take anti-epileptic drugs
The rationale for birth control and/or behaviour management in the client group.
Whether anti-epileptic drugs interactions and adverse effects were being considered.
Whether clients demonstrate sufficient mental capacity to make informed choices about birth control and, if not, whether best-interest processes are being followed.
Learning Disability Practice. 16, 10, 27-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.12.16.10.27.e1485Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 28 June 2013
Accepted: 30 September 2013