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Special project on violence against women with disabilities: annotated bibliography of available literature and resources & a st
Reports on a survey of 50 Northern Ontario agencies which deal with women’s issues or disability issues. The survey looked at the agencies' access to information on women with disabilities and violence. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Women with disabilities & reproductive rights
Highlights the issues of women with disabilities reproductive rights, sex education, as well as health services available to this group. Discusses the birth control method of Depo Provera in the context of women with disabilities. (See Details)
NRT's...the contradictions of choice: the common ground between disability rights and feminist analyses
A summary report of a conference held on November 10-12, 1994, co-sponsored by DAWN Canada and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC). Both organizations were troubled by the use and proliferation of new reproductive technologies (NRT), particularly genetic technologies, and their potential to entrench and perpetuate disability-based discrimination and the inequality of women. Reproductive technologies have the potential to impose conditions on, and alter significantly, the reproductive choices of all women. It not only has the potential to restrict a woman's reproductive choice to have a child with a disability, but also perpetuates the belief that disability is bad and to be avoided. These two issues are inextricably linked, hence the conference theme was selected that acknowledged the need to analyse genetic technologies from both a disability rights and a feminist perspective.
Published: 1995
Emotional abuse of women with disibilities
Shows that disabled women face particular challenges when involved in an emotionally abusive relationship. Urges service providers to consider the impact of disabilty as it pertains to leaving an abusive situation. (See Details)
Published: 2001
My body, my responsibility: a health education video for deaf women
Covers topics including puberty, menstruation and related hygiene, pregnancy and labour, pregnancy prevention, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and how to be tested for HIV.
Published: 2003
Health care guidelines for individuals with Down Syndrome: a focus on adults with Down Syndrome
Presents the Canadian Down Syndrome Society's Position Statement on Medical Care and Treatment of Persons with Down Syndrome. The second section provides an overview of the health care guidelines for adults with Down syndrome and the third sectiond contains an elaboration on the recommendations made in the second section. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women with disabilities: a guide for health care professionals
Provides a guide to inform and educate health care providers about the health care needs and issues of disabled women.
Published: 1993
Perceptions of primary healthcare services among people with physical disabilities
Examines the extent of access to, and satisfaction with, primary health care services for people with physical disabilities living in Toronto, ON. Evaluates the preceved extent of access to primary healthcare services as well as the level of satisfaction with the quality of these services. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Sexual assault and women with disabilities
Defines sexual assault and emphasizes that sexual assualt can happen to anyone and it is not the fault of the survivor. Outlines ways survivors may respond to sexual assault including telling a trusted person, filing a police report, and seeking health care. Provides a list of sexual assault online resources. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Young women speak out: 1992 symposium report
Identifies priority issues raised by young women: racism, self-esteem, education, feminism and sexism, the media, disabilities, teenage mothers and poverty, and violence.
Published: 1992