Reconstructing the sexuality of men with learning disabilities: empirical evidence and theoretical interpretations of need

Cambridge, Paul and Mellan, Bryan (2000) Reconstructing the sexuality of men with learning disabilities: empirical evidence and theoretical interpretations of need. Disability & Society, 15 (2). pp. 293-311. ISSN 0968-7599. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Research and practice in sexuality and learning disability has directly, and indirectly highlighted the pathological sexual behaviour of men with learning disabilities, particularly their abuse and Exploitation of women with learning disabilities, and relatively high HIV risk sexual behaviour with men without learning disabilities. It is consequently argued that there has been a relative neglect of their wider sexuality and sexual needs. This paper reconstucts this wider agenda, drawing on empirical evidence and theoretical interpretations of need from research and sex education in support of the observations made. In identifying a range of key issues for sexuality, work with men with learning disabilities and arguing that they require greater recognition and attention, the paper also provides directional pointers for informing such work and for responding more widely.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2009 12:41
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 15:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16207 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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