Reproductive Health Information for Women with Disabilities
A Guide from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine
Welcome! This guide is written to inform you and the millions of other women with disabilities about reproductive health care. It is written to specifically address your concerns. Like eating right and keeping fit, reproductive health care helps you stay active so you can do the things you want to do. It is an essential service that you and every other woman need. Unfortunately, a recent study showed that women with physical disabilities are less likely to receive reproductive health care and are often denied services because of their disabilities. You can help ensure that you get the quality reproductive health care that you deserve by learning about your body and your needs. This guide is written to help you do just that.
Links To Other Sites
We have written this module with the assumption that you have some understanding of reproduction. To review the basics, go to Planned Parenthood, then click on "Health Info & Services" for an introductory guide to various topics related to reproductive health. If you would like more information on the issues we discuss, the Internet has several other excellent sites on women's health. Unlike our site, these links are not written specifically for women with disabilities; however, they do have plenty of useful information. Some of our favorites are womenshealth.gov, Women's Health USA 2004, and Villanova University's Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities.
Start Your Tour
Click here to begin touring this educational module by reading about the Well Woman Exam. If you would like to read the sections in order, just click "Next Lesson" at the bottom of each page. If you would like to go back to the "Table of Contents" you can click that link also at the bottom of each page.
Written and Designed by Stephanie Pendergrass and Margaret Nosek Ph.D.
Copyright 2000 Center for Research on Women with Disabilities