Reproductive Health Care For Women With Disabilities

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A Guide from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine



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1.  You should have a well woman exam every three years after you are over 18 or are sexually active.
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2.  If you have had a hysterectomy, a well woman exam is unnecessary.
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3.  Breast cancer can be inherited.
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4.  Breast cancer can be caused by injury to the breast.
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5. If you find a lump, discharge, rash, or dimpling in your breast, you should see a doctor immediately.
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6. If you do a breast self-exam every month and donít feel any lumps, there is no need to have a mammogram.
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7. The Pill is safe for all women with mobility impairments who do not have heart disease.
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8. When vaginal dryness makes sexual intercourse uncomfortable, lubricating the condom with Vaseline is one solution.
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9. Using a diaphragm increases a womanís risk for urinary tract infections.
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10. Contraception is no longer necessary once hot flashes and irregular menstrual periods begin.
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11. Women with disabilities have a lower frequency of sexually transmitted diseases than do other women.
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12. A woman with a disability can have a sexually transmitted disease and have no symptoms.
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13. Menopause is the only cause of flushing in women with disabilities.
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14. Avoiding regular sexual intercourse after menopause will prevent painful vaginal ulcers.
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15. Eating tofu can help decrease the number of hot flashes during menopause.
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16. Monthly bleeding that lasts longer than two weeks is typical of the perimenopause, so seeing a doctor for it is unnecessary.
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17.† Hysterectomy should be the first choice for treating persistent abnormal uterine bleeding for women with disabilities.
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18.† A woman will not go through menopause if she is younger than age 40 when her ovaries and uterus are surgically removed.
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19.† Hormone replacement therapy is not safe for any woman who uses a wheelchair.
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20.† After menopause, the frequency of bladder infections decreases.
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21. Since testosterone is a male hormone that women do not produce, menopausal women should not take it to increase sexual desire.
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22. Your susceptibility to getting pressure sores and other skin problems may increase at menopause.
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23. You cannot have osteoporosis unless you have had a fracture recently.
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24. More women die from breast cancer each year than die from heart disease.
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25. Taking estrogen alone without progesterone increases the risk of getting uterine cancer.
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