Women with disabilities

Women with disabilities

Women with disabilities & parenting

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English
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses issues that women who have disabilities and are or want to be parents have including: societal attitudes, pregnancy counseling, pregnancy and birth support services, pregnancy and birth information, and difficulty accessing transportation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Family violence against women with disabilities

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English
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Online
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses family violence against women with disabilities. Describes why women with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to family violence and what types of abuse.

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Obstacles to equality: the double discrimination of women with disabilities: overview article

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rannveig Traustadottir
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Examines the lives of women with disabilities and explores the effects of the double discrimination of gender and disability they face. Demonstrates how women with disabilities have been neglected by both the disability field and the feminist movement.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Rohypnol: a “date rape” drug

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English
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Online
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Fact sheet providing information on Rohypnol which has been used as date rape drug for both men and women. Describes the various street names of the drug, common scenarios of use, what the drug looks and feels like, legal considerations, and how to reduce your risk. Lists several online resources about Rohypnol.

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Disablement and feminisation of poverty

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English
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Online
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Maria Barile
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Explores the economic and social experiences of women with disabilities in Canada. Offers statistics and discusses the topics of poverty, diversity, feminism and disablement, and exclusion.

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Federally sentenced women with mental disabilities: a dark corner in Canadian human rights

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English
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Online
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Yvonne Peters
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DisAbled Women's Action Network Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses issues of human rights law and federal legislation in relation to federally sentenced women (FSW) with mental disabilities. Concludes with recommendations for the improvement of mental health services for FSW.

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Bibliography on women with disabilities

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English
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Bibliography of selected writings from 1984 to 1997, about women with disabilities. The writings come from a variety of disciplines and are often interdisciplinary in nature.

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Women with disabilities & reproductive rights

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English
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DisAbled Women's Rights Network Ontario
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Rights Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Highlights the issues of women with disabilities reproductive rights, sex education, as well as health services available to this group. Discusses the birth control method of Depo Provera in the context of women with disabilities.

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Breaking the barriers: a study of personal safety issues for women with disabilities using public transportation

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English
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Paper
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Merrill Cooper
Corrine Younie
Pip Farrar
Lindsay Guyn
Publisher: 
Women Looking Forward
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Examines the safety problems faced by women with disabilities using the various transportation systems available to persons with disabilities. Provides recommendations to redress the identified problems and concerns.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.C66 1995

ACCESS Clinic

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Clinical or health care services

Provides breast and cervical cancer screening for women with disabilities who are not able to have these exams in their doctor's office. Does not require doctor's referral, but clients do need a family doctor to receive test results.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-875-3060
Street Address: 
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre 4500 Oak St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5N 1J6
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