Young People with Intellectual Disability Talking About Sexuality Education and Information

Organisation: Springer Science+Business Media New York

Date: October 15, 2016

Author: Patsie Frawley, Nathan J. Wilson

When young people with intellectual disability (ID) begin to explore their sexuality they face a number of challenges accessing information and support. Unlike most of their non-disabled peers, young people with ID face the challenge of developing their sexuality and relationships within a narrow and regulated social and private life. For young men with ID their sexuality is often pathologised and for young women there is a focus on hygiene, self-protection, and pregnancy.

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