The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) will be hosting two webinars discussing women’s reproductive health and aging while living with paralysis, during Women’s Health Week, May 10-16.

Empowering Women Living with Paralysis: Breaking Barriers to Reproductive Health” and “Women and Aging with Paralysis” will be a part of the Paralysis Resource Center’s Women’s Health Series, which focuses on the health and well-being of women living with paralysis.

“One of the Foundation’s top initiatives is to spotlight women’s health. The reproductive and sexual health of women living with paralysis is often overlooked by society, medical professionals, and women themselves. Many women also need a better understanding of the impact of paralysis on the aging process so that they know what to expect as they age.

“I am pleased to bring this education to the community and build on our Women’s Health initiative to provide the necessary resources and support to address these challenges for women.”

— Rebecca Sultzbaugh, Program Manager, Peer & Family Support Program, Reeve Foundation

Empowering Women Living with Paralysis: Breaking Barriers to Reproductive Health

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenters Cody Unser and Dani Izzie will discuss the various barriers to routine OB/GYN care and prenatal care. This webinar will provide strategies for overcoming these barriers, and the presenters will share their personal experiences as women living with paralysis in addressing challenges they have faced in obtaining reproductive healthcare. 

Women and Aging with Paralysis

Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Panelists Linda Norah-Davis, Patty Kunze, Carol Evans, and Helena Sparling will share their personal experiences of aging with paralysis and offer their insights, perspectives, and advice to women facing similar challenges. They will explore this topic to help women better understand what to expect as they age and realize that they are not the only ones going through these changes.

[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]

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