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Parkes, Georgina; Hall, Ian; Wilson, Daniel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
We aimed to determine the characteristics of people with learning disability who cross-dress or who have gender dysphoria. Using a retrospective review of anonymised data from clinical records about people referred to a specialist service. All 13 participants cross-dressed and 12 were biological males. Only one person was in a core transsexual…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Surgery, Sexual Identity, Ethics
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Yacoub, Evan; Hall, Ian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
We aimed to explore in detail the sexual lives and behaviour of men with mild learning disabilities living both in community and in secure hospital settings. We wanted to generate hypotheses about them and identify potential unmet needs. We used a narrative interview that focused on areas such as relationships, sex education, contraception and the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Sex Education, Adult Education, Sexuality
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Parkes, Charles; Samuels, Sarah; Hassiotis, Angela; Lynggaard, Henrik; Hall, Ian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
During the 1990s, a decision was made within the Learning Disabilities services of Camden & Islington to develop a local integrated service for people requiring an acute psychiatric admission. There had been little research at the time on the experiences of people with learning disabilities within the type of inner London acute mental health…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Health Services, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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Hall, Ian; Higgins, Alan; Parkes, Charles; Hassiotis, Angela; Samuels, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
People with learning disabilities can have mental health problems like anyone else. People with learning disabilities should be able to use the same mental health services as anyone else. In this article we say how we have tried to make this happen. It is now well recognized that people with learning disabilities experience the full range of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Learning Disabilities, Mental Disorders