Rush to sterilise mentally disabled horrifies doctor

PARENTS of women with intellectual disabilities are going straight for sterilisation procedures rather than ”existing and viable options” to help control menstruation and contraception, a national Senate inquiry has heard. Associate Professor Dr Sonia Grover, a gynaecologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, told the hearing she was horrified when she received ”straight-out” requests for… Read More Rush to sterilise mentally disabled horrifies doctor

IIT-Guwahati students learn about special care for mentally challenged kids

GUWAHATI: Fifteen students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati on Wednesday volunteered to learn about special care and education techniques for mentally challenged children as part of a nationwide project. The students from the institute spent a day at Ashadeep, a day care and rehabilitation facility for mentally challenged children. The undertaking by… Read More IIT-Guwahati students learn about special care for mentally challenged kids