Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality
One in five women in the U.S. suffers from a physical or mental disability. Women live longer than men, and more than half of women over age 65 live with a disability. Women with disabilities are disproportionately likely to have poor access to health care, inadequate screening for common conditions, increased incidence of secondary complications and diminished quality of life. Studies have shown that health professionals can lack responsiveness and sensitivity to disabled women, and traditional health professional training fails to provide the knowledge and skills needed by clinicians to provide optimal care to women with disabilities. Women of color with disabilities must deal with additional economic, social and cultural factors that can negatively affect their access to health care and their ability to cope.
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Reports & Publications
May 9, 2011
June 10, 2010
Call for Proposals: Conference on Health of Women with Disabilities
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.