teenage girls with spina bifida

Spina Bifida and being a 13 year old teenage girl

 

Effects of Spina Bifida on menstration

Precocioius puberty – people with spina bifida often experience precoscious puberty, the exact reason why being unknown.  The average age of menarche in the U.S. is 12.5 years old.  For girls with spina bifida the average age is 1 to 1.5 years earlier.

 

Social Effects

People with spina bifida may need a wheelchair or braces and might have trouble urinating and deficating.  A combination of these three would be hard for a 13 year old girl.  Having sleep overs, attending high school and playing school sport, socialising with friends, dancing to Miley Cyrus and meeting boys could possibly be hampered.  However in today’s world these conditions can be managed and schools have become a lot more accessible to people in wheelchairs

 

Sex

There is no reason why people with spina bifida can’t have sex.  However non latex condoms should be used as roughly three quarters of people with spina bifida have an allergy to latex.  Also some people with spina bifida might not be able to experience orgasms easily or as euphoric as people without spina bifida. 

 

Josh

 

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~ by pcl4 on October 15, 2008.

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