The sexual lives of people with disabilities within low- and middle-income countries: A scoping study of studies published in English

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Carew, M., Braathen, S., Swartz, L., Hunter, X. and Rohleder, P. 2017. The sexual lives of people with disabilities within low- and middle-income countries: A scoping study of studies published in English. Global Health Action. 10 (1), p. Art. 1337342.
AuthorsCarew, M., Braathen, S., Swartz, L., Hunter, X. and Rohleder, P.
Abstract

Although approximately 80% of the global population of people with disabilities reside in
low- and middle-income countries, very little is known about their sexual lives due to a lack
of empirical data. The purpose of this scoping review is to provide a data-driven overview of
low- and middle-income countries concerning what topics in disability and sexuality have
been investigated, where this research has been carried out, and how this research has been
conducted. It is concluded that: a) disability and sexuality research in African countries
focuses predominantly on contexts of vulnerability, b) the sexuality of people with
disabilities within many low- and middle-income countries has received little or no empirical
investigation, c) and there have been very few experimental studies on disability and
sexuality conducted in low- and middle-income countries in general. Recommendations for
future research are discussed.

JournalGlobal Health Action
Journal citation10 (1), p. Art. 1337342
ISSN1654-9716
1654-9880
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis Open
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1337342
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Print05 Jul 2017
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Deposited08 Jun 2017
Accepted26 May 2017
Copyright information© 2017 The authors.
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