Pregnancy Outcomes and Experiences among US Women with Physical Disabilities: Making the Case for Inclusion
This seminar will present findings from a multi-faceted investigation of pregnancy outcomes and experiences of women with physical disabilities in the United States. We will explore the unmet needs and barriers to perinatal care for women with physical disabilities. Finally, we will examine maternity care providers' experiences and challenges in caring for women with physical disabilities.
The seminar will be video recorded.
About the Speaker:
Dr Monika Mitra is a Nancy Lurie Marks Associate Professor of Disability Policy and Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Her research examines the health care experiences and health outcomes of working age adults with disabilities, with a particular focus on the perinatal health of women with disabilities, violence victimization against people with disabilities, and disability-related disparities in health and access to care.