"May I?" About Sexuality and Love in the New Generation with intellectual disabilities.

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title "May I?" About Sexuality and Love in the New Generation with intellectual disabilities.
Author(s) Löfgren-Mårtenson, Lotta
Date 2004
English abstract
The aim of the article is to identify, describe and understand the opportunities and hindrances for young people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in forming relationships and expressing sexuality and love. The methods are participant observations at dances geared towards youths with ID and qualitative interviews with youngsters, staff members and parents. The results show a big variation of sexual conduct, where intercourse seems to be quite unusual. The study also shows that staff and parents feel responsibility for the youngsters sexuality and often act disciplinary as new institutional walls, while the youngsters develop different social strategies to cope with the surroundings. It seems clear that staffs need more guidance and education about sexuality and disability in their social interaction with a new generation of people with ID.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:SEDI.0000039062.73691.cb (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Host/Issue Sexuality and Disability;3
Volume 22
ISSN 0146-1044
1573-6717
Pages 197-207
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) sexology
intellectual disability
youth
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6649 (link to this page)

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