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OOH, investigation!

I finally actually have an excuse to research the stuff I'm interested in, namely, issues of disabilities and health for women. I'm not totally sure where we're going with it yet, but it will be a powerpoint, and I'm working with a good partner.

I've done searches for info using some basic keywords, but searches can only do so much. So, here's my request: What books, articles, blog posts etc... have shaped your thoughts on how healthcare and disability interface? What health issues do you think are most important for women with disabilities? Have you had any experiences that have shaped your thought on these issues?

I'm looking for the personal opinions here. I can run google and academic database searches. I can talk to librarians. I can go on my own personal experiences. But I can't get inside the heads of others. If you don't consider yourself a person with a disability, what questions would you ask?

This is for my biology of women class. I'm also considering stuff like this for my senior honors project, though it's far away. Thanks for any help you wish to provide. Dialogue is good!

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bioinstructor
Feb. 13th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
I changed doctors once because the doctor my mom originally took me to see wouldn't ever confirm my diagnosis--he would just hand me a prescription and say "this is what you need." He never gave instructions or anything like that. For me, I think patient education is a key--disabled or not-and I think patients (or clients as they are usually called these days) must be pro-active and ask questions. My best advice is don't see a doctor if you're not comfortable with him/her.

I know, this isn't really what you're looking for, but I generally don't rely on blogs or articles to shape my opinion--I'm too stubborn for that. :-)
tokahfang
Feb. 14th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
"What health issues do you think are most important for women with disabilities?"

Accesible ob/gyn offices, at least accessible enough that they aren't flummoxed by my presence.

Have you had any experiences that have shaped your thought on these issues?

The search for accessible doctor offices, as well as a lot of time in and out of an insured state.
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