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Issues for women with disability

In Australia, women and girls with disability:

  • are usually not given information about their sexual health
  • have their children taken away from them more than women and girls without disability
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  • aren’t as free to be in a loving relationship and have sex
  • are thought to not be interested in sex
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  • experience more sexual violence than women and girls without disability. Sexual violence is when someone forces you to do something sexual when you don’t want to
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  • experience high rates of forced:
    • contraception
    • abortion
    • sterilisation – when you take away someone’s ability to have children with surgery.
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This is never OK.

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