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Women and Disability The Double Handicap The special needs of women with disabilities have been disregarded in a wide variety of vital areas Issues pertain to women as wives and mothers Studies of the effects on female sexuality of such conditions as renal disease and diabetes are lacking though the sexual functioning of men with these diseases has been researched On the economic front the Federal State Vocational Rehabilitation system and the regulations concerning disability benefits under Social Security provide less adeuately for women than for men Hopefully this volume will raise the consciousness of its readers to the special status of women with disabilities as a minority group experiences multiple sources of discriminations

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    Mary Jo Deegan PhD'75EditorFrom our pages Spring86 It is estimated that over eighteen million women are physically disabled This collection of theoretical essays and empirical studies documents the range of psychological sociological and economic barriers disabled women encounter and suggests ways to alleviate the multitude of problems facing these women and those who care for them

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