Creating a Care Center for Women with Disabilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 27 million women in the United States have a disability. Too often, these women face overwhelming barriers to basic gynecologic and preventive health care.

Women with disabilities are far less likely to receive the recommended screening tests and regular preventive care due to inaccessible medical facilities and equipment. UPMC and Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC have been leaders in providing access to preventive health care services to women with disabilities. As one of the first in the nation — and currently one of only a handful of facilities nationwide — to offer specialized gynecologic and breast care to women with disabilities, the center at UPMC now serves as a national model.

In recognition of the urgent need to provide women with disabilities improved access to screening and treatment, UPMC is offering pro bono consulting services to:

Hospitals and medical centers, Clinics, Community organizations, and Disability advocate groups. Consultation services will be provided by Stephen Corey, MD, director of the center. Dr. Corey is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and is a faculty clinician at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science.  For more information on this project, please visit: www.UPMCMagee.com/CreateGynCareCenter

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