Reproductive Rights and Access to Reproductive Services for Women with Disabilities
American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, April 2016, Volume 18, Number 4: 430-437.
8 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2016 Last revised: 1 Dec 2016
Date Written: April 1, 2016
Are women with disabilities owed equitable access to reproductive health services, including family planning, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections, maternal health services, and fertility services? Or are there circumstances in which disability is a reason to deny access to such services? Conversely, should women with certain disabilities have access to procedures such as caesarean section or sterilization? May these procedures be recommended just because a woman has a disability or imposed on her if she appears reluctant or unable to consent?
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