The sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities: A review.

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Borawska-Charko, Magdalena, Rohleder, P. and Finlay, Mick, W. L. 2016. The sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities: A review. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 14 (4), pp. 393-409.
AuthorsBorawska-Charko, Magdalena, Rohleder, P. and Finlay, Mick, W. L.
Abstract

There is a growing recognition that people with disabilities have the same sexual needs and rights as people without disabilities. However, less attention is paid to the sexuality of people diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. This narrative review summarises what is currently known about the level of sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities. A literature review was conducted of the published literature using Google Scholar, PubMed, PsychInfo, EBSCOhost, and Science Direct. Forty eight articles were identified that addressed the question about the level of sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities. Overall, studies demonstrate that people with intellectual disabilities are highly variable in levels of sexual knowledge, but on average have a range of deficits in knowledge compared to non-disabled individuals. More tailored education and support in accessing formal and informal sources of information are needed.

JournalSexuality Research and Social Policy
Journal citation14 (4), pp. 393-409
ISSN1868-9884
1553-6610
Year2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag for National Sexuality Resource Center
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s13178-016-0267-4
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-016-0267-4
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Online09 Nov 2016
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Deposited21 Oct 2016
Accepted18 Oct 2016
Accepted18 Oct 2016
Copyright informationThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-016-0267-4
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