Sexuality

Reproductive healthcare experiences of women with cerebral palsy

Katharine Hayward, PhD, MPH, Angela Y. Chen, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Forbes, MPH, Rachel Byrne, PT, Marcia B. Greenberg, MS PT, Eileen G. Fowler, PT, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p413–418 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.015   Background Little is known about pregnancy rates in women with disabilities in general and even less is known about women with child-onset disabilities such as cerebral palsy… Read More »»

Female sterilization is more common among women with physical and/or sensory disabilities than women without disabilities in the United States

  Justine P. Wu, Michael M. McKee, Kimberly S. Mckee, Michelle A. Meade, Melissa Plegue, Ananda Sen Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p400–405 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.020   Background Female sterilization accounts for 50% of all contraceptive use in the U.S. The extent to which U.S. women with physical and/or sensory disabilities have undergone female sterilization is unknown. Objective Our primary objective was… Read More »»

Sexual health in the community: Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Carli Friedman, PhD, Aleksa L. Owen, MSW PhD Candidate Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p387–393 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.008   Background Sexuality is a central dimension of overall health and well-being. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to experience disparities in healthcare, particularly regarding access to sexual health related services. Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services… Read More »»

Sexual health behaviors of Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users

Erica Heiman, M.D., M.S., Sharon Haynes, L.M.S.W., Michael McKee, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 579–585 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.005 Background Little is known about the sexual health behaviors of Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. Objective We sought to characterize the self-reported sexual behaviors of Deaf individuals. Methods Responses from 282 Deaf participants aged… Read More »»

Peer victimization as a mediator of the relationship between disability status and psychosocial distress

Marjorie G. McGee, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00149-6/abstract Background Youth with disabilities experience greater levels of peer victimization and psychosocial distress than non-disabled youth. However, the extent to which exposure to peer victimization mediates the relationship between disability status and psychosocial distress is unknown. Objective To determine whether the relationship between disability status and psychological distress was… Read More »»

Navigating risks and professional roles: research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer young people with intellectual disabilities

Marshall Z.  Memorial University of Newfoundland.  J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2012 Oct;7(4):20-33. doi: 10.1525/jer.2012.7.4.20. We examine ethical issues that emerged during a community-based participatory research (CBPR) study in Toronto, Canada, exploring sexual health attitudes and practices among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people (ages 17-26) labeled with intellectual disabilities.… Read More »»

Sexual understanding, sources of information and social networks; the reports of young people with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers

J Intellect Disabil Res. 2013 Apr 19. doi: 10.1111/jir.12040. [Epub ahead of print] Jahoda A, Pownall J.  Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. BACKGROUND: Sexual development plays a vital part in young people’s emotional adjustment. METHOD: This study compared the sexual understanding of 30 adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities (ID) and… Read More »»

Relationships, sexuality and decision-making capacity in people with an intellectual disability

McGuire BE, Bayley AA.  Clinical Psychology Programme, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Brian.mcguire@nuigalway.ie. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2011 Sep;24(5):398-402. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e328349bbcb. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review attempts to summarize the current status of our knowledge and clinical practice in the complex and challenging area of relationships and sexuality for people with… Read More »»

The Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual Disability in Poland

Kijak R.  Department of Special Pedagogy, Pedagogical Faculty, Pedagogical University in Cracow, Ingrarden Street 4, 30-060 Cracow, Poland.  Sex Disabil. 2013 Jun;31(2):109-123. Sexuality is one of the most important aspects of human life that relates to sex, one’s identification, sexual role, sexual preferences, eroticism, pleasure and intimacy. It fulfils such functions as procreative, hedonistic and… Read More »»

Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunctions Among Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Lew-Starowicz M, Rola R.  III Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland.  Sex Disabil. 2013 Jun;31(2):141-153. Sexual concerns are known to be common in women suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) but definite data on the prevalence of particular sexual dysfunctions (SD) remain unclear. Previous studies brought inconsistent findings and rely on small… Read More »»