Being a Healthy Woman Factsheets

The Being a Healthy Woman factsheets are  designed to assist women with an intellectual disability  to understand life changes, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, or the need to see doctors when ill.

It also provides a list of resources on disability for women with intellectual disability, their family members, carers or health care professionals. It can also be used as a teaching tool to help women with intellectual disability learn about their health.

These factsheets were produced by NSW Health and the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing after extensive consultation with women with intellectual disabilities, their families, carers and support workers.  

To download a factsheet, click on the links below:

Asking Questions About You

Breast Health

Having Your Periods

Deciding to become a Parent

Getting Older

Growing Up

Healthy Eating


Being Pregnant

Close Relationships and Sex

Feeling Sad and Feeling Happy

Grief and Loss

Being Healthy and Happy


Safer Sex

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