Introduction

Easy English
This survey is also available in Easy English. You can complete the survey in Easy English on the WWDA website.
 
About the survey
Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is developing targeted health promotion resources on menstruation and contraception for young women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary young people with disability (YWGwD).

Working in co-design with the WWDA Youth Advisory Group (WYAG) and WWDA Youth Network, WWDA will develop and distribute resources that build knowledge for YWGwD on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. These resources will be about menstruation and contraception. WWDA hopes that these resources will help to empower YWGwD to make their own, informed decisions about their bodies.

We invite you to contribute to this exciting new project by completing this survey. The results will be used to identify gaps in resources that are available to YWGwD on their sexual and reproductive rights and health in relation to menstruation and contraception, and gain ideas for resource development.

Am I eligible?
This survey aims to understand the experiences of young women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people (aged 15-30) with all types of disability in relation to menstruation and contraception.

The survey is open to all young women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people aged 15-30 living in Australia. You may also complete the survey if you support, work with or for YWGwD.

Your feedback will help us to ensure that the information and resources we plan to provide are relevant, appropriate and useful.

Confidentiality
Responses are anonymised and will remain confidential. You may close the survey at any time you wish to discontinue. If you would like your responses to be excluded from the survey, please contact us immediately.

If you have any questions, need any assistance completing the survey, or want to send us further feedback, please email director@wwda.org.au
 
Timing
The survey should take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete, but may take you more time or less. You can take as long as you want to complete the survey. The survey closes on 10 January 2022.

Content Note
Please note that this survey discusses the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people with disability, including menstruation and contraception. You are asked to reflect on early experiences of menstruation and contraception from your childhood. This is to assist us in highlighting gaps of the resources and information that is available for young girls, women, feminine identifying and non-binary youth with disabilities.

You do not have to answer every question in the survey if you do not feel comfortable to do so.

If you find that you would like to talk to someone during or after this survey, please access the support services below. You are welcome to attempt the survey and may leave at any point during the survey. This survey is anonymised though if you wish to remove your answers, please let us know by emailing director@wwda.org.au

Whilst this survey does NOT ask questions relating to sexual violence, we acknowledge that questions around sexual and reproductive health may still be triggering for some survivors. If you need support, you can talk one of the services listed below. 
1800REPSECT
If you have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse you can contact
1800RESPECT for counselling, referral and support.
Call 1800 737 732 or chat to someone online.

Lifeline
If you are thinking of harming yourself or experiencing a personal crisis, help is available. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or chat to someone online.

QLife
QLife provides anonymous and free support and referral for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Call 1800 184 527 orchat online.

Family Planning Alliance Australia
Family Planning Alliance Australia have state specific resources and supports available. Find out more information on their website.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
If you would like to complain about or raise an issue with a service that you receive from a provider that is funded through the NDIS, like a support worker, or service provider, you get get support from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Visit the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website or call the Commission on 1800 035 544.

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