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An advisory committee designed to assist physicians and patients in decisions regarding sterilization of mentally handicapped individuals is described. Five patients with mental retardation who were brought for possible sterilization to the University of Michigan's Model Clinic for the Reproductive Health Concerns of Persons with Mental Retardation are presented.
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1This paper was presented in part at the Second Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology held in Cleveland, OH, September 1987.
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