Journal article

Sexual and reproductive health services for women with disability: a qualitative study with service providers in the Philippines

Kira Lee, Alexandra Devine, Ma Jesusa Marco, Jerome Zayas, Liz Gill-Atkinson, Cathy Vaughan

BMC WOMENS HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: The Philippines has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and recently passed domestic legislation protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disability. However women in the Philippines continue to report barriers to sexual and reproductive health services, and there is limited empirical evidence available to inform policy makers' efforts to respond. This study aims to contribute to the available evidence by examining service providers' perceptions of disability and their experiences providing sexual and reproductive health services to women with disability. METHODS: The study was conducted as part of a larger three-y..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank all participants, and the entire W-DARE data collection team for their contribution to data collection and early analysis of research findings. W-DARE is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme under an award titled Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women with Disability in the Philippines: Building evidence for action. The UNFPA Philippines Country Office has also contributed to the funding of W-DARE.