138 Women with Disabilities
In this chapter:
Taking Care of Your Health
Knowing when you are sick
Sexuality and Sexual Health
Pregnancy and disability
Working for Change
In this chapter we use the word ‘women with disabilities’ rather than ‘disabled
women.’ We do this to remind people that although a disability can prevent a
woman from doing certain things, in other ways she is just like other women.
She is a woman first.
No matter what causes a woman’s disability, she can be just as productive as a
woman without a disability. She just needs the opportunity to develop her skills
to their fullest.
For more complete information on health care for women with disabilities,
see Hesperian’s Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities. For information
about ordering, see the last page of this book
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