Without a doubt, office visits with an OB/GYN are among the most stressful health care procedures… especially for people on the autism spectrum. Because the OB/GYN environment is not often “ASD-friendly”, these individuals may avoid these visits altogether. This is unfortunate considering OB/GYN visits are essential in ensuring a person’s sexual and physical reproductive health. But little changes in your environment and your interactions can make a world of a difference. If you are an OB/GYN and caring for a patient on the autism spectrum, here are 6 things you need to know.
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