By Jane Maxwell

Girls with disabilities frequently observe that the social stigma of incapacity and insufficient care are higher boundaries to well-being than the disabilities themselves. A well-being instruction manual for ladies with Disabilities may help girls with disabilities triumph over those obstacles and enhance their common future health, vainness, and talents to deal with themselves and perform their groups. This groundbreaking instruction manual used to be constructed with the assistance and event of ladies with disabilities in forty two international locations girls whose disabilities comprise blindness, deafness, amputations, paralysis, studying problems, small stature, epilepsy, arthritis, and cerebral palsy. The e-book is filled with helpful suggestion on

  • Caring for day-by-day wishes with constrained entry to equipment
  • Having fit and secure sexual relationships
  • Choosing kin making plans equipment that paintings most sensible with particular disabilities
  • Preparing for being pregnant and childbirth
  • Defending opposed to violence or abuse
  • Interactions of incapacity medications with different medicines
  • Organizing for disability-friendly healthiness care

Health pros, caregivers for ladies with disabilities, and running shoes operating with incapacity teams also will locate A future health guide for girls with Disabilities a necessary source.

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Make information on how to use health services easy to obtain and understand. • provide health information in different languages. • provide blind women with health information in Braille or on audio cassettes. • encourage health workers to use simple, clear language and pictures to illustrate what they are saying to women who have trouble learning or understanding. • train health workers to communicate with women who have problems with speaking clearly. • train staff members in sign language so they can give health information to deaf women.

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities 2007 44 chapter 2: Organizing for disability-friendly health care Working for change Here are some suggestions you can use to work together with health workers to improve health care services. These activities can be used to: • raise awareness about accessibility, availability, and the attitudes that make it hard for disabled women to find and get good health care. • identify actions that can improve health care for disabled women. Meeting in a group to share personal experiences of health care barriers can build each woman’s confidence.

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities 2007 Making health services easier to use 37 A clinic will be easier for deaf women to use if even one health worker knows the sign language used among deaf people who live in that community. If there are no formal sign language classes close to the clinic, perhaps a clinic worker can learn sign language from the national deaf association, or learn sign language from a deaf person who lives nearby. They can also use a local sign language dictionary if one is available.

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