You’re disabled, why did you have sex in the first place?’ An intersectional analysis of experiences of disabled women with regard to their sexual and reproductive health and rights in Gujarat State, India

by Laura Dean, Rachel Tolhurst, Renu Khanna et al.
Global Health Action, Volume 10, 2017 – Issue sup2

11 pp. 1.1 MB
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/16549716.2017.1290316?needAccess=true

Globally, disabled people have significant unmet needs in relation to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Disabled women in India face multiple discrimination: social exclusion, lack of autonomy with regard to their SRH, vulnerability to violence, and lack of access to SRH care. While they may face shared challenges, an intersectional perspective suggests that considering disabled women as a uniform and ‘vulnerable’ group is likely to mask multiple differences in their lived experiences.

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