Sexual Experiences of Women with Learning Difficulties in Long-Stay Hospitals

McCarthy, Michelle (1993) Sexual Experiences of Women with Learning Difficulties in Long-Stay Hospitals. Sexuality and Disability, 11 (4). pp. 277-285. ISSN 0146-1044. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01102172) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The findings in this paper are based on four years' practical experience of working with women with learning difficulties on the AIDS Awareness/Sex Education Project and on postgraduate research for M.A. and PhD degrees. The paper describes six of the most common features of women with learning difficulties' sexual experiences, all of which have a negative impact. Incest and peer-abuse are particularly highlighted. The importance of acknowledging gender identity and gender power relations for people with learning difficulties is stressed. Response strategies for women with learning difficulties themselves and service providers are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: women, learning disabilities, sexuality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 16:00 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2018 10:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67308 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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