Sexuality

Project SEARCH and HealthMatters Program 2019 Webinar Series: Employment, Health, and Wellness

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming webinars. Webinars will be recorded and archived. These webinars are open to anyone with an interest in employment, transition, health, and wellness for people with developmental disabilities.  These webinars are hosted by the HealthMatters ProgramTM in partnership with Project SEARCH® and funded by The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and …

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Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

RRTCDD 2016/17 Fall/Winter Health and Wellness Series Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC (skahan@uic.edu) Play recording (1 hr 4 min) Download Sexuality and Healthy Relationships PowerPoint Presentation  Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:00pm | Eastern Daylight Time Presenter Biosketch: Susan is the clinical staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disability Family Clinics, Susan, provides individual and …

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Women in the U.S. with physical &/or sensory disabilities more likely to be sterilized than women without disabilities

Source: Disability and Health Journal Abstract 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 to determine the prevalence of sterilization for women with physical/sensory disabilities, and compare this …

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“They just said inappropriate contact.” What do service users hear when staff talk about sex and relationships?

Source: JARID Abstract Background Research into how people with intellectual disabilities (ID) pursue intimate relationships in care settings presents some contradictory findings; despite increasingly liberal staff views, service users experience significant restrictions. This study attempts to explore this gap within a secure hospital, examining service user’s representations of staff discourses about sexuality and intimate relationships. …

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Promoting sexuality across the life span for individuals with IDD

Ailey, SA, Marks, B, Crisp, C, Hahn, JE. (2003). Promoting sexuality across the life span for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Nurs Clin N Am 38, 229–252. “No group in this country faces the sort of sexual and reproductive restrictions disabled people do: we are frequently prevented from marrying, bearing and/or rearing children, learning about sexuality, having …

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