The National Paralysis Resource Center will be offering two webinars on reproductive health for women living with paralysis during Women's Health Week in May. See below for more details and registration links.
Empowering Women Living with Paralysis: Breaking Barriers to Reproductive Health
Tuesday, May 11, at 3:00 PM ET
This webinar will explore how women living with paralysis can empower themselves to access the care they need and deserve. Presenters Cody Unser and Dani Izzie will discuss the various barriers to routine OB/GYN care and prenatal care, provide strategies for overcoming them, and share their personal experiences as women living with paralysis in addressing the challenges they have faced in obtaining reproductive healthcare.
Women and Aging with Paralysis
Thursday, May 13, at 3:00 PM ET
This webinar will provide a much-needed exploration of this important topic to help women better understand the aging process and realize that they are not alone in facing the changes brought on by it. The webinar will feature a panel discussion among four women living with paralysis who will share their personal experiences with aging and offer their insights, perspectives, and advice to women facing similar challenges. Topics to be covered include the physical aspects of aging, such as difficulty transferring, falling and shoulder pain, as well as the impacts on mental health that result from the loss of independence, loneliness and grief that come with aging; strategies for addressing these challenges will also be discussed.
ACL funds the Paralysis Resource Center to provide comprehensive information for people living with spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility-related disabilities and their support networks. Resources include information and referral by phone and email in multiple languages including Spanish; a peer and family support mentoring program; a military and veterans program; multicultural outreach services; quality of life grants; and a national website.