Friday, October 9, 2015

Sexual Health Guide for Women with Disabilities

Feministing (Oct. 1, 2015): Badass Young Women with Disabilities Create Sexual Health Guide, by Veronica Bayetti Flores:

What does sexual health look like for young women with disabilities? A group of badass young women of color in Chicago are here to answer that question: they’ve created a sexual health guide for other young women like them.

The Empowered Fe Fes are a young women’s advocacy and peer support group who are truly living into the potential of the reproductive justice framework. Using reproductive justice as a frame, these young women have created a guide for sexual health and self-determination that centers the needs of a community too often overlooked in conversations about sexuality.

Flores explains that the guidebook discusses topics such as visiting doctors offices, mothering with disabilities, and abortion for fetuses that may be born with impairments.

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