A sexual and reproductive health guideline for young women with cerebral palsy 


It's SMART to think about what you might want to discuss at your next doctor's appointment. Here are some suggestions. Remember- it's okay to start the conversation yourself.

starting the conversation
  • Can our conversations be confidential?
  • Are you the right person to ask about female health care?
  • I think I might be LGBTQ; can I talk to you about that?
managing your period/fertility
  • Can I make my periods lighter, shorter, less painful, or go away completely?
  • I am taking medication to control my period. Does this medication interfere with my other ones?
  • Can I get pregnant?
accessing women's healthcare
  • I heard I need a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer at age 21. Who should do it?
  • How should I prepare for my Pap test?
  • What does a healthy romantic or sexual relationship look like?
  • Sometimes my partner tries to control me; what should I do?
  • I have had sex when it wasn't my choice; who can I talk to?
testing for (and preventing) sexually transmitted infections (sti's)
  • Have I had the required doses of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer?
  • Can you test me for STI's using urine? What STI's should I be tested for?
  • Can you show me how to use a condom correctly?

What do you want to know?

  • Write down any questions that you think are important - the appointment is all about you!

Write down any question that YOU think are important! This appointment is all about YOU!