Reproductive Rights and Access to Reproductive Services for Women with Disabilities
- Author: Anita Silvers, PhD, Leslie Francis, JD, PhD, and Brittany Badesch
- Published: 01 Apr 2016
- Languages: English
Article on reproductive rights and access to reproductive services for women with disabilities.
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?