ERIC Number: ED151671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Sexuality and Disability: The Male Client with a Spinal Cord Injury.
Brodwin, Martin G.; Wada, Michael A.
Modern medical technology has increased the length and improved the quality of the lives of physically injured and disabled individuals. Knowledge and attitudes toward social and psychological factors associated with disability have not kept pace with these advances. Professionals working with disabled have not significantly changed their attitudes concerning the needs and sexual functioning of the disabled. Surveys of physicians' attitudes have shown that they are feeling more inadequately prepared than in the past to handle questions regarding sexuality. Similar conclusions have been drawn about other professional groups; professionals in all disciplines relate much personal discomfort in their often futile attempts at discussing sexuality with their clients. Contrary to popular belief, social change, the "sexual revolution," and increased visibility of the disabled in society appear to have done little to change knowledge and attitudes concerning sexuality in disabled individuals. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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