Sexuality and Reproductive Health

A prospective study of menopause in women with Down syndrome. Seltzer, G. B., Schupf, N., & Wu, H. S. (2001). Journal of Developmental Disability Research, 45 (1), 1-7.

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD). Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Available online at:

Diverse City Press. Diverse City Press Inc. produces and distributes inspiring and informational books, audio CD's and video tapes, dealing with persons with developmental disabilities, and a range of social issues. Available online at:

Gynecologic Care of Women with Developmental Disabilities and Other Special Needs. David Blair Toub, M.D., and James W. Nettleton, M.D., Ph.D. Available online at:

Learning to Act in Partnership: Women with Disabilities Talk to Health Professionals. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Health Resource Center for Women with Disabilities. (2001). VIDEO 38 mins.

Let's Talk about Health: What Every Woman Should Know - The GYN Exam. The Arc. A video on the breast and pelvic exam, developed just for women with developmental disabilities.To order call: (888) 368-8009. Available online at:

MammaCare. A system for teaching breast self-examination has adapted personal learning systems women with disabilities including women who are blind and deaf. 930 NW 8th Ave., Gainsville, FL 32601. Phone 800/MAMCARE (626-2273). Available online at:

Mother-To-Be: A Guide to Pregnancy and Birth for Women with Disabilities. Rogers, Judith and Matsumura, Molleen. Address: MedDeck, 1991, Demos Publication, 428 East Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21298-6564.

"Table Manners and Beyond” The Gynecological Exam for Women with Developmental Disabilities and Other Functional Limitations. Available online at:

The Committee on Sexuality: Advocating for People with Developmental Disabilities. The Committee puts out a newsletter, produces a symposium, and advocates for the sexual rights of people with developmental disabilities. Available online at:

The Enemy Within, The Battle Without: Fighting for Accessible Services to Beat Breast Cancer. Rachel Ross. Available online at:

The Gynecological Exam for Women with Developmental Disabilities and Other Functional Limitations. Disabled Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource Packet. Available online at:

The Midlife Health Needs of Women with Disabilities. Marina Morrow. British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Available online at:

The Patient with Mental Retardation: Issues in Gynecologic Care and The Patient with Physical Disabilities. McNeil Continuing Education Monographs (1996). Contains tips and tools for direct GYN care. Pictures positioning techniques for both the physically and developmentally disabled woman. Videos are also available. Available directly from Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical representative.

The Patient with Mental Retardation: Issues in Gynecologic Care. Available online at:

Women First: Breast Health for Women with Developmental Disabilities. Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. Available online at:

Women with Disabilities: Health, Reproduction, and Sexuality. International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. Hershey, L. (2000). Routledge Press. Available online at: