The Under-Representation of Women Living with Disabilities in the Literature on Sexual Health

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Scholarly level: 
Graduate student (Masters)
Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

Using a critical literature review (with an emphasis on the Canadian context) I illustrate that the literature on the sexual health of women living with disabilities is sparse, fragmented and rarely addresses intersecting forms of oppression. Using the literature, I argue that the exclusion of women living with disabilities from the sexual health literature is itself a systemic health inequity. Additionally, I argue for the use of intersectionality as a framework for research that can best capture the complexities of women's experiences of disability and sexual health. 

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Health Sciences
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