These are links to information available throughout our website, design to help women with disabilities be active, assertive, empowered, equal participants in their health care.
- How to find a good health care provider
- The Well Woman Exam
- What are your rights to health care under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
- Guidelines for accessible medical offices
- Guidelines for accessible medical equipment
- Health Care for Americans with Disabilities — 25 Years after the ADA
- What are your rights to health care under the Affordable Care Act? (legal language)
- Educational resources for medical providers on the pelvic health of women with disabilities
One of the most important first steps to good health is finding a health care provider you are comfortable with. For women with mobility impairments, this can be especially hard. Click here for more information on this topic.
The Well Woman Exam
The Well Woman Exam is an important part of maintaining good pelvic health. For more information on this exam, such as when you should have the exam, what will happen at the appointment, and details specific to women with mobility impairment, please visit our Well Woman Exam page.
Health Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Most women with mobility impairments know that the ADA requires many facilities to be accessible. But what about medical facilities? Those that are privately owned? Small practices with few employees? This helpful Q & A provides an overview of what is required of different types of facilities.
Even though the law exists, we know that people with mobility impairments continue to face barriers to receiving good medical care. Below is a a great overview of what has been done and what still needs to happen 25 years after the passage of the ADA.
Though these guidelines were written for medical providers, it is important for women with mobility impairments to know these guidelines as well.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The ACA includes several items of interest to women with mobility impairments. This brief from the White House lists several of these. For a more legal perspective, we have also included the comments proposed by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in response to parts of the ACA.
Medical Professionals and Women with Disabilities
Many women with mobility impairments struggle with medical providers having little to no knowledge of health and disability. Please visit this page for more information on this important topic.