Sexuality Resources: Women with Disabilities

Reproductive Health Information for Women with Disabilities, an educational module

 

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)  

 

Format             Educational Module               

 

CROWD’s mission is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities. Because many women with physical disabilities have not had the opportunity to learn about reproductive health, this sometimes serves as a barrier to receiving the reproductive health care they need. CROWD provides on its website an educational module for women with disabilities covering such topics as:  well woman exam, autonomic dysreflexia, breast self-exam, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause and related midlife health problems, and finding a health care provider.   Included is a self-test to be taken before and after reviewing the module–the program will calculate how much one’s knowledge improved and what areas require further study.

 

Contact URL  http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/?PMID=1324

 

Contact Agency      

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)  

1709 Dryden Rd., Suite 725

Houston, TX 77030

800-44-CROWD (800-442-7693)

713-798-5782

 

 

“Reproductive Health Information—Contraception” by Carol Howland, Stephanie Pendergrass, and Margaret Nosek, Ph.D.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities      

 

Format             Online Article            

 

This article explains some of the risks that contraceptives pose for women with mobility impairments. Topics include:  The Pill, Progestin-Only Contraceptives, Intrauterine Device, Diaphragm, Condom, and Natural Family Planning.      

 

Contact URL  http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/?pmid=1406

 

Contact Agency      

CROWD

One Baylor Plaza

Houston, Texas 77030
713-798-5782; toll free 800-44-CROWD (800-443-7693) Fax: 713-798-4688

 

“Reproductive Health Information–Sexually Transmitted Infections” by Carol Howland, Stephanie Pendergrass, and Margaret Nosek, Ph.D.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities      

 

Format             Online Article                        

 

This article describes how sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted and stresses that women with disabilities have the same rates of sexually transmitted diseases as other women.  It describes the symptoms of STD’s and ways to protect oneself from them.

 

Contact URL  http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/?pmid=1471

 

Contact Agency      

CROWD

One Baylor Plaza

Houston, Texas 77030
713-798-5782; toll free 800-44-CROWD (800-443-7693) | Fax: 713-798-4688