Video: My Body, My Responsibility
"My Body, My Responsibility: A Health Education Video for Deaf Women" is a 62 minute film, available on DVD. The cost is $65 which includes shipping and postage. (Tax exempt organizations must provide us with their tax ID number to avoid paying a sales tax of 8.25%.) The film features deaf actresses in most roles (and a deaf ob-gyn surgeon!) and dialogue in American Sign Language throughout. It also has a spoken English voice-over and open captions (subtitles), so the film is accessible to hearing and hard-of-hearing people as well as sign language users. It covers topics including puberty, menstruation and related hygiene, pregnancy and labor, pregnancy prevention, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and how to be tested for HIV. This video fills a major gap in health education materials for deaf women and/or families with deaf women. It would be useful in deaf education settings, other deaf service settings, healthcare settings that serve deaf women, in families (where deaf and hearing members could watch/discuss it together), and in interpreter training programs.
To order, contact Dr. Robert Pollard at 585-275-3544 voice or TTY. Orders can be placed via phone, mail, or e-mail. We will send you an invoice along with your order. Unfortunately, the university cannot accept credit card payments at this time. We hope to in the near future. Email correspondence should be sent to Robert_Pollard@urmc.rochester.edu.