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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Good health: women's health

When reading Marie’s file I noted that, even though she was 55 years old, she had never had a mammogram. I wondered why. We have a new study showing that the reason why is simple: These important procedures are not always done when a woman has a disability. In this article, we’re going to tell you what the research shows regarding health care for women with disabilities, and propose some suggestions on what we can do about it.

... We looked at the health of over 20,000 women with developmental disabilities in Ontario, and compared these women to men with similar disabilities, and to women without disabilities ...

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