ERIC Number: EJ1176889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Sexual Health Education for Individuals with Disabilities: A Call to Action
Treacy, Anna C.; Taylor, Shanon S.; Abernathy, Tammy V.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v13 n1 p65-93 2018
Expressing sexuality is part of the human experience, yet sexual health is often ignored in regard to persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities are at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation, unwanted pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, many adolescents with disabilities lack the knowledge needed to develop a healthy sexual identity, therefore, increasing their vulnerability (Baladerian, et al., 2013; Boehning, 2006; Preston, 2013; SEICUS, 2012, 2014). Resources have been developed to improve the sexual health of individuals with disabilities; however, those who need this education may not have access to the resources. The purpose of this literature review is to examine sexual health education for individuals with disabilities; it focuses on risks to people with disabilities, current barriers to education, and available resources.
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Disabilities, Adolescents, Risk, Barriers, Sexuality, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Anxiety, Fear, Parent School Relationship, Validity, Reliability, Federal Aid, Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Self Determination, Incidence, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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