Contraception should always be used, unless a couple has decided upon parenthood. In a national study by Marchetti et ala total of 45 developmentally disabled individuals in 11 states were identified as having HIV infection Marchetti et al, Menstruation for girls and women with Down syndrome is no different than for their peers in the general population. She Types Things 5 years ago Reply. A visible disability seemed straightforward; direct, an automatic calling card.
Issues of sexuality in Down syndrome
Reasons for this discrepancy are discussed. Alterations in a previously regular cycle may be due to the normal process of aging, or may be a sign of emerging hyperthyroidism. Not just tolerate me; love me. Alterations in a previously regular cycle may be due to the normal process of aging, or may be a sign of emerging hyperthyroidism. Thanks for putting this out there. Parents may be uncomfortable discussing sexual and reproductive issues with a physician Van Dyke et al, While no reports estimate the incidence of HIV infection in Down syndrome, HIV has been reported in the mentally disabled population Kastner et al,