Disabled delayed and having her period

B - posted on 09/10/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter Abbie is 11, cerebral palsy, right side disability. Also she is delayed so functioning around 6/7. She is now having her period , very heavy and her best solution is the disposable underwear. Always needs assistance at home and school. This Fall she will have her leg rebuilt and be in a wheelchair totally dependent on us for everything, I need another option for handling periods. She's a big girl so no one can lift, she's tall, and wants her privacy respected. Can I get her period stopped until she recovers, approx 6 months? At least until she's able to help herself in the washroom.


Sarah - posted on 09/10/2015




It is not likely that a pediatrician will prescribe hormones to an 11 yo. You could try to get her on a birth control pill that you get four periods a year. Since her periods are very heavy, technically she qualifies for OC therapy, but at 11? She'd need to have a pelvic exam, could she tolerate that?

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