Disability and the Dilemma of Accessing Quality Women’s Healthcare: A Cautionary Tale

Access to quality, accessible women’s healthcare has always been very difficult for me. That is why getting regular pap smears and gynecological exams were not something I did regularly. I have been turned away from exams due to clinic staff telling me they could not lift me on the table because of liability reasons. I had a gynecologist that was completely condescending and talked to me like a child and other ones that spoke to the person that brought me to the exam instead of me. After many failed attempts, I was finally “accommodated” at Planned Parenthood.

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