Sickle Cell Disease is a life threatening genetic disorder that can
currently only be cured by use of bone marrow and stem cell
transplantation. Screening of hemoglobin-S and subsequent
testing makes diagnosis certain for the nurse practitioner.
Contraception can be challenging in this group of patients and
warrants careful considerations. In addition to the clinical needs
of patients with Sickle Cell Disease, attention and support to age
and developmental stages of patients is warranted.