ERIC Number: ED460455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Sexuality and People with Disabilities.
Irwin, Marilyn M.
This paper discusses issues included with obtaining educational information on sexuality pertinent to the needs of people with disabilities. First, the importance of providing correct information about sexuality to individuals with disabilities for their mental and physical health is stressed. Specific areas briefly discussed are health-related issues (both general and disability-specific), appropriate and inappropriate sexual behavior, reproduction and pregnancy, and sexuality rights. Suggestions for libraries that serve people with disabilities are also offered, including suggested acquisitions and ways to provide accurate and accessible information. A list of resources includes 11 organizational resources and 18 print materials. (Contains 25 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disease Control, Sexuality, Shared Library Resources
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Attn: Publications Dept., 2853 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2696 ($5). Tel: 812-855-6508. For full text: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cedir/sexuality.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Inst. for the Study of Developmental Disabilities.
Note: Revised and updated from "Library Access: Services for People with Disabilities," Volume 3, Number 4, October 1993.