Stigmatized SRHR issue of Women with Disabilities

Women with disabilities are considered as “asexual” and also neglected in health care facilities by the society. Though they have to go through the same sexual development, pubertal changes, concerns, and desire to reproduce as their typically developing counterparts; they don’t receive gynecological exams, contraception, and evaluation of sexual dysfunction.
These women with disabilities are more vulnerable in terms of sexual exploitation and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Mostly they have to face several barriers in receiving health care which can be easily overcome through schools, caregivers, and health care providers. Proper and comprehensive education about reproductive issues is necessary for women with disabilities.

Stockburger, Stephanie and Omar, Hatim A., “Women with Disabilities: Reproductive Care and Women’s Health” (2015). Pediatrics Faculty Publications. Paper 188.

Photo Reference:
Hesperian Health Guides (2014) Women with disabilities [Illustration] Recovered from

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