Despite calls from the World Health Organization and United Nations for more inclusive health care strategies, women with disabilities report being under-served in reproductive health care settings. In this talk, Dr. Brown will discuss pregnancy-related outcomes and health care experiences of women with disabilities in Ontario, with implications for creation of accessible reproductive health care services.
Hilary Brown, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Health & Society (Scarborough Campus) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (St. George Campus). She is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and is an Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Hospital and ICES. Dr. Brown holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Disability & Reproductive Health. Her research program uses epidemiologic methods to examine maternal and child health across the life course, with a particular focus on populations with disabilities and chronic disease.