Impact Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities

Resources on Reproductive Health and Planning

  • Table Manners and Beyond: The Gynecological Exam for Women with Developmental Disabilities and Other Functional Limitations. PDF Edited by K. Simpson & K. Lankasky (Ed). All women need to receive regular pelvic and breast exams. Women with disabilities should have exams at the same frequency and for the same reasons as other women. However, women with functional limitations may encounter a number of barriers to gynecologic care. The purpose of this free online manual is to help clinicians provide these services. It was produced under the auspices of the Women's Wellness Project, a collaborative effort between the Regional Center of the East Bay and the Women's Health Project of UCP of the Golden Gate.
  • Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Baylor College of Medicine. The center's Web site provides extensive information on sexuality and reproductive health for women with physical and other disabilities, including information on contraception, fertility, pregnancy and delivery, parenting, sexual activity, and sexual functioning.
  • Reproductive Life Plans. A Reproductive Life Plan is a plan that states a person's goals about having or not having children now and in the future, and how they're going to reach those goals. It's based on a woman's or man's personal values, goals, and resources.