Contraception for Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Reproductive Justice.

@article{Hillard2018ContraceptionFW,
  title={Contraception for Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Reproductive Justice.},
  author={Paula J. Adams Hillard},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2018}
}
  • P. Hillard
  • Published 1 September 2018
  • Medicine, Psychology, Philosophy
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
A s individuals, we each have inherent worth and dignity as well as differing abilities. Medically we may speak of a range of disabilities, from cognitive disabilities to developmental, mental, physical, sensory, or other impairments. Historically, various disability communities have taken issue with the term disability, with its emphasis on medical defects, as opposed to individuals’ strengths and abilities. The medical model of disability tends to address impairments that a person may have… 
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