April 2019


Advocacy, Community Living, Family, Health & Wellbeing


Individuals and Families, Policy Makers

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities

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The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities promotes, develops, and disseminates information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.

Their website has reports and findings that are useful for both researchers and women with disabilities on topics including:

  • Sexuality and reproductive health
  • Self-esteem and other topics related to psychosocial health
  • Health behaviors, including weight management, physical activity, and smoking cessation
  • Secondary conditions
  • Access to health care
  • Violence and abuse

To advance the study of women with disabilities, they also offer:

  • Demographic statistics on the population of women with disabilities
  • Information on disparities in health and health care experienced by women with disabilities
  • An explanation of the virtual world of Second Life and the interventions they have developed in that medium
  • Personal stories by and about women with disabilities they have known
  • A categorized list of their publications
  • A detailed history of their work over our first 20 years


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