transparent graphic for margin transparent graphic for margin CROWD LogoNATIONAL STUDY OF
WOMEN WITH
PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
 
 

MAJOR FINDINGS


1. Women with disabilities have limited opportunities to establish romantic relationships.




2. Self-esteem in women with physical disabilities is more strongly influenced by social and environmental factors than by the fact of having a disability.




3. Abuse is a very serious problem for women with disabilities. They have even fewer options for escaping or resolving the abuse than women in general.




4. Women with physical disabilities have as much sexual desire as women in general; however, they do not have as much opportunity for sexual activity.




5. Women with physical disabilities encounter serious barriers to receiving general and reproductive health care.



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