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Thursday, December 3 • 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Becoming a Woman: Sex Education for Young Women with Intellectual Disabilities FULL

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Historically, persons with disabilities have been juvenalized and excluded from discussions that relate sex and sexuality. While some strides have been made to bring awareness to this as a human rights issue, there is still a silence that surrounds it, especially for young women with intellectual disabilities. This particular qualitative study is a narrative case study design that used in depth interviews to uncover the voice of one young woman with intellectual disabilities and her views on herself as a woman and a sexual being. OBJECTIVES: ? Participants will understand more about the human right of the freedom to gain knowledge of sexual issues and express oneself sexually as it relates to those with intellectual disabilities ? Participants will have the opportunity to hear the voice of a young woman involved in our study on their own sexuality ? Participants will gain a better understanding of the positive impacts of using explicit instruction in sex related topics with young women with significant intellectual disabilities IMPORTANCE:Sexuality, though a basic human right, is an area of little research and instruction for individuals with disabilities, particularly for those with intellectual disabilities. They are often excluded from discussions on sexuality due to an enduring perception of them as children, therefore incapable of making reasonable decisions (Shakespeare et.al. 1996). TRANSLATING TOPIC INTO IMPROVED OUTCOMES:


Amy Williamson

CrossingPoints Coordinator, The University of Alabama

Thursday December 3, 2015 4:20pm - 5:10pm PST
Eugene 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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