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A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

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Hesperian Health Guides

This book is written for the millions of women with disabilities around the world who suffer and die needlessly because they lack access to respectful and appropriate health care. This book will help health workers, as well as family members and caregivers, learn that disability by itself does not mean sickness, but that a woman with a disability–a blind woman, or a woman who uses a wheelchair–may have illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or malaria, just like women who do not have disabilities.
Chapters 2 and 12 include sections on effective communication with caregivers with disabilities and helping a mother with a disability breastfeed her baby.
The full guide can also be found on Hesperian Health Guides.
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