Contraception and sickle cell disease.

  title={Contraception and sickle cell disease.},
  author={Ramona J Howard and Susan M Tuck},
  journal={IPPF medical bulletin},
  volume={28 4},
Although women with sickle cell disease have been found to have a delay in puberty of 2.3 years, there is no evidence that they are less fertile than women without hemoglobinopathy. Women with sickle cell disease therefore need adequate family planning advice to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The need for good and comprehensive advice is particularly important given the association among these women between pregnancy and increased maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity rates. Moreover… CONTINUE READING