Women and people living with disabilities have the same right to access health services and health information as everyone. This includes sexual and reproductive health.
However, getting access to appropriate health care can be difficult for many people living with disabilities because of prejudice and discrimination.
Many women and people with disabilities enjoy intimate relationships and have active sex lives.
The stigma and prejudice that persists around disability and sex, however, means many women and people living with disabilities have less access to sexual health information and services than non-disabled people.
This can be due to many reasons including:
If you have a disability, or are advocating on behalf of someone with a disability, 1800 My Options can help you find appropriate sexual and reproductive healthcare.
National Relay Service
1800 My Options welcomes calls through the National Relay Service if you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech communication difficulty. Choose your access option (information here) and provide our number (1800 696 784) when asked by the relay officer. You can also call the NRS Helpdesk on 1800 555 660 or text 0416 001 350 for assistance.