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Promoting Reproductive Health for Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities

NICHD - March 30, 2022

This award supports research that addresses gaps in the understanding of best practices for promoting reproductive health across the transition from adolescence to adulthood for persons with disabilities.

While awareness of health disparities related to race and ethnicity, sex, and gender has increased, awareness of health disparities among persons with disabilities (PWD) has lagged. Systematic reviews and empirical studies have shown that PWD experience disparities in preventive health care. Qualitative research interviewing physicians in general practice reveals that only a minority feel very confident in their abilities to care for PWD. Reproductive health care is particularly problematic. Providers struggle to assign decision-making priority between persons with disabilities and their caregivers. Providers also report discomfort defining the full set of appropriate preventive screening procedures and preventive care options and assessing patients’ ability to participate or use them.

Deadline: March 30, 2022
Letter of intent due February 28, 2022

See the announcement for details

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