by Jane Maxwell, Darlena David, Julia Watts Belser
Women with disabilities often discover that the social stigma of disability and inadequate care are greater barriers to health than the disabilities themselves. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities will help women with disabilities overcome these barriers and improve their general health, self-esteem, and abilities to care for themselves and participate in their communities.
This groundbreaking handbook was developed with the help and experience of women with disabilities in 42 countriesówomen whose disabilities include blindness, deafness, amputations, paralysis, learning difficulties, small stature, epilepsy, arthritis, and cerebral palsy.
The book is full of useful advice on:
Caring for daily needs with limited access to equipment
Having healthy and safe sexual relationships
Choosing family planning methods that work best with specific disabilities
Preparing for pregnancy and childbirth
Defending against violence or abuse
Interactions of disability medicines with other medicines
Organizing for disability-friendly health care
Health professionals, caregivers for women with disabilities, and trainers working with disability groups will also find A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities an essential resource.
Paperback: 384 pages