Objective: To explore whether use of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in adolescent and young adult females with cerebral palsy is associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD). Methods: A chart review of adolescent and young adult females with cerebral palsy who had undergone dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, comparing BMD among those with (n = 19) and without DMPA (n = 84) exposure. Results: BMD was similar in patients with and without DMPA exposure. All patients had low BMD, with average Z-scores of less than −2 at most sites. Conclusion: Results suggest that DMPA is not associated with lower BMD in non-ambulatory adolescent and young adult females with cerebral palsy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - Jan 1 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology