Sexuality

HIV prevention among people with developmental disabilities.

This investigation sought to determine the effect of HIV/AIDS on people with developmental disabilities. Inquiries about contributing factors and HIV prevention needs also were made. In this qualitative descriptive study, two focus groups were conducted with individuals from the target population, as well as service providers. Each focus group was held in a conference room […]

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Adolescent sexuality and disability.

Regardless of what our beliefs about sex and disability may be, as health care providers we can promote the health and well being of our patients with disabilities in several ways. First and perhaps foremost, physical and programmatic barriers to accessing general health care including routine gynecologic care must be dramatically reduced. The promise of […]

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Preventing and treating sexual abuse in children with disabilities: use of a team model of intervention.

The general effects of poverty, unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, or other social problems are likely to be entangled with the specific effects of sexual abuse. The team is the most appropriate model for the prevention and treatment of the complex issue of sexual abuse in children with disabilities. Advanced practice pediatric nurses can play […]

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Sexual health after spinal cord injury: a longitudinal study.

OBJECTIVES: To clarify sexuality issues after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to identify the appropriate timing of sexual health interventions. DESIGN: Longitudinal analysis of the survey responses of persons with SCI at 4 intervals between initial inpatient rehabilitation and 18 months postdischarge. SETTING: Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems inpatient center and home-based setting. PATIENTS: A […]

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Sexual behaviors of physically disabled adolescents in the United States.

PURPOSE: To examine differences in some aspects of sexual behavior between physically disabled and nondisabled adolescents in the United States. METHODS: The 1994-1995 Wave I data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), a stratified, multistage cluster, school-based sample of 7th to 12th graders, were used. Physical disabilities were measured in terms […]

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Spinal cord injury medicine. 3. Rehabilitation outcomes.

This self-directed learning module highlights rehabilitation outcomes in spinal cord injury (SCI). It is part of the chapter on SCI medicine in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article focuses on the multiple concerns for functional recovery after SCI, chiefly, the potential for ambulation, upper-extremity recovery, […]

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Sexuality and reproductive issues.

Managing issues of incontinence inevitably raises issues of sexuality. The complications of spina bifida that affect urinary and bowel function also affect sexual functioning. Routine review requires regular assessment of sexual issues while taking into account any special needs. This chapter highlights some of the common issues general practitioners need to know when treating people […]

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Women with complete spinal cord injury: a phenomenological study of sexual experiences.

This study examines psychosocial, emotional, and relationship aspects of sexuality in the lives of 15 women who sustained complete spinal cord injury (SCI) between the levels of T6 and L2. Phenomenological interviews were organized to chronologically sequence events with the intention of describing the trajectory of sexuality in women with complete SCI. A set of […]

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A rationale and recommendations for sexuality education in schools for students who are deaf.

The authors evaluate and advocate the need for comprehensive sexuality education that meets the unique needs of youth who are deaf or hard of hearing, while calling for the expansion of teacher preparation in this critical area. Effective comprehensive sexuality education is designed to prepare young people to become more comfortable with, and informed about, […]

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Parental training and involvement in sexuality education for students who are deaf.

The study examined whether schools for the deaf were providing services to assist parents in communicating with their children about sexuality (including sexual signs) and whether parents were involved in the sexuality education curriculum within their child’s school. The Sexuality Curriculum Questionnaire for Educators of Students Who Are Deaf (Getch & Gabriel, 1998) was completed […]

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