Laura H. Schopp is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Health Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the Missouri Model Spinal Cord Injury System and directs several projects related to rehabilitation outcomes. She has published on access issues in rehabilitation, as well as gender issues among persons with disabilities.
REMOVING SERVICE BARRIERS FOR WOMEN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES: PROMOTING ACCESSIBILITY IN THE GYNECOLOGIC CARE SETTING
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2002 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 74–79, March-April 2002
How to Cite
Schopp, L. H., Sanford, T. C., Hagglund, K. J., Gay, J. W. and Coatney, M. A. (2002), REMOVING SERVICE BARRIERS FOR WOMEN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES: PROMOTING ACCESSIBILITY IN THE GYNECOLOGIC CARE SETTING. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 47: 74–79. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(02)00216-7
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
Although women with disabilities constitute a substantial segment of the population, their gynecologic health care needs often go unrecognized or untreated. Women with disabilities encounter a variety of obstacles to receiving health services including attitudinal, environmental, economic, and informational barriers. Standard screening and preventive services, such as pelvic examinations and mammograms, can be especially difficult to obtain, potentially placing women with disabilities at greater risk for diseases such as breast cancer and cervical cancer. This article reviews the current status of gynecologic care for women with disabilities and provides strategies for women's health care providers seeking to increase the accessibility of their practice settings.