This paper was written by WWDA Executive Director, Carolyn Frohmader and presented by WWDA President, Karin Swift on behalf of Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) at the 7th Australian Women’s Health Network Conference, Sydney, 8 May, 2013. The paper and the accompanying Powerpoint presentation is based on WWDA’s Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia. WWDA’s Submission to the Senate Inquiry is entitled ‘Dehumanised: The Forced Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9876035-0-0) is available for download in PDF and Word versions, from the WWDA website at: Copyright WWDA May 2013.