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Reproductive health in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario: implications for policy and practice


Reproductive healthcare needs of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have received little attention. Using health and social services administrative data in Ontario, Canada, we comprehensively documented the reproductive health of women with IDD, including their fertility rates, pregnancy outcomes and reproductive health after pregnancy. Our findings showed high rates of adverse health outcomes for these women and their babies, supporting the development of reproductive healthcare programs tailored to their unique needs.



Brown HK, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. Healthc Q. 2019; 21(4):6-9. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

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