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Better Reproductive Healthcare for Women With Disabilities: A Role for Nursing Leadership

Phillips, Lorraine J. MSN, FNP; Phillips, Win PhD

Original Article

This paper examines the reproductive healthcare experiences of women with disabilities in the light of commonly accepted principles of biomedical ethics. Recommendations are made for nursing to assume a leadership role in reducing gender and disability inequity in health care.

School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin (Ms L. J. Phillips); and Austin Heart, PA (Dr W. Phillips), Austin, Tex.

Corresponding author: Lorraine J. Phillips, MSN, FNP, 1556 Homewood Circle, Round Rock, TX 78664 (e-mail:

This study was supported by grant T32NR07107 from the National Institutes of Health (Ms L. J. Phillips).

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.