Essay on Human Rights and Key Words

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Articles violence against women, sexual & reproductive rights, abortion, forced sterilization, reproductive technologies, etc. for women and girls with disabilities
Prepared by Women Enabled International
The below list of law review articles and social science articles compiles selected publications on the above-referenced topics. The list focuses mainly on articles in English, but seeks to identify articles globally.
Key Words:
 _Lack of Availability of Appropriate Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Programs
a. Accessibility Issues
b. Education and Training of Health Workers
c. Lack of Access to Information and Education on Sexual and Reproductive Rights
d. Accessible Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health
e. Lack of Access to Reproductive Technologies
f. Abortion Rights
g. Forced Sterilization and Contraception
h. Right to Parenting

 _Gender-Based and Sexual Violence

a. Sexual Harassment in Schools
b. Accessible shelters
c. Disability sensitive services

 _Location
a. United States
b. Other country
c. International

 _General
a. Stereotyping, Gender, and Disability
b. Women with Disabilities Movement
c. Statistics and Data Collection
d. financial planning for persons with disabilities

Barbara M. Altman & Amy B. Bernstein, Disability and Health in the United States, 2001–2005, NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS 1, 56 (2008), available at
Key words: Accessible Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health; Women with Disabilities Movement; Statistics and Data Collection;
Data from the National Health Interview Survey from 2001-2005 showed that women with a disability were less likely to have Pap tests and mammograms than other women.
Brian S. Armour et al., State-Level Differences in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening by Disability Status, 19 WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES 406 (2009).
Key words: Accessible Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health; Women with Disabilities Movement; Statistics and Data Collection;
This study looked at data from the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey to assess state-level disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening among women with and without disabilities. In thirty-one states, significantly fewer women with disabilities had a mammogram in the past two years than women with no disabilities. In twenty states, significantly fewer women with disabilities had a Pap test in the past three years than women without disabilities. In general, the greatest disparities were found in states in the South and along the Ohio River.
Ian Basnett, Health Care Professionals and Their Attitudes Toward Decisions Affecting Disabled People, in HANDBOOK OF DISABILITY STUDIES 450 (Gary L. Albrecht et al. eds., 2001).
Key words: Education and Training of Health Workers; Stereotyping, Gender, and Disability;
The author discusses his experience first as a young doctor and later as a quadriplegic to illustrate the negative attitudes many doctors have towards disability. He writes that as a young doctor in England, he understood little about disability, especially the potential for a disabled person to have a good quality of life. Characteristics of his medical training reinforced this attitude. For instance, medical students normally see people with disabilities in the context of caregiving, which highlights their functional limitations and differences, rather than in a social context, which would highlight similarities and strengths. The author outlines goals for improving medical training, writing that training should emphasize the broader influences of health and disability outside the healthcare system, the impact of attitudes and the environment on people with disabilities, and how patients with disabilities can be empowered in their relationships with physicians. Finally, he recommends involving more disabled health care professionals in training…