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Talking about sex and relationships : the views of young people with learning disabilities

CHANGE
2009

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"This report talks about the Sex and Relationships project. This was a 3-year project that took place at CHANGE, a leading national organisation led by disabled people that is based in Leeds, in England, that fights for the rights of people with learning disabilities...The project found out about the views and experiences of young people with learning disabilities about sex and relationships"

Up close and personal : a report into disabled and non disabled people’s attitudes and experiences of relationships in the UK

LAXTON, Clare
GOLDSWORTHY, Alison
July 2008

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This report provides the findings from a survey of both disabled and non-disabled people regarding their experience of relationships. It emphasises that disabled peopled have the same aspirations for relationships as non-disabled people, as well as the same anxieties about confidence and meeting the right person. Statistical findings and people’s voices are presented to further explore disabled people's and non-disabled people's assumptions, attitudes and perspectives about relationships

Sexuality and relationships education for people with down syndrome

WOOD, Mandy
2004

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"This article describes why Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE) as part of the school curriculum is especially important for individuals with Down syndrome and how parents and professionals can work together to ensure that it is delivered effectively"
Down Syndrome News and Update 4(2)

Believe in yourself : GET SEXY

BURKITT
1996

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This article discusses a range of issues facing disabled people and sexuality. Disabled people are not seen as 'sexy' in society and are not allowed to develop a sense of sexuality - for example through the media. Young disabled people may also lack adequate sex education and may be sheltered from developing their sexuality by over-protective parents

The sexual politics of disability : untold desires

SHAKESPEARE, Tom
GILLESPIE-SELLS, K
DAVIES, Dominic
1996

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This book attempts to explore the emotional and sexual experiences of disabled people in a variety of key areas, relying predominantly on the verbatim accounts of disabled people themselves

The mating game

AMATH, Eowyn
1996

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This article is a brief discussion of the problems that disabled people in the UK have in meeting and forming relationships with potential partners

Sexuality and spinal cord injury : heterosexual women

HOOPER, Mandy
1993

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The booklet explores aspects of intimacy, love and sex in women with spinal cord injuries. The emphasis in this booklet is on issues of sexual identity, self-awareness, fears and anxieties, contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

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