Research on reproductive health experiences of deaf women

Researchers at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf are launching the first national survey on the understanding deaf women have of reproductive health and the barriers they run into when trying to get the care they need.

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NTID Deaf Health Laboratory director Tiffany Panko says:

“There currently are no published studies on deaf and hard-of-hearing women and pregnancy termination. To date, little is known about their access to information regarding unintended pregnancy options or their experiences with counseling or care services.”

Panko will be working on the research with NTID Multimodal Language lab director Corrine Occhino. Read more about their work here.