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Thursday, December 3 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Learning about Sexuality from Young Woman with Intellectual Disabilities FULL

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The sexual rights and needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities have received increased attention in the past several decades, and their importance has been highlighted in a number of international policy documents . However, there is a dearth of research in this area. The purpose of this presentation is to share data from the three repeated focus group interviews, on the role of familial culture in understanding of sexuality by young women with intellectual disabilities. Besides that, this presentation also aims at presenting the various ways in which focus group research can be used to research sensitive topics. OBJECTIVES: 1. Participants will gain understanding about the role of familial culture in understanding of sexuality by young women with ID. 2. Participants will learn about the understanding of sexuality by young women with ID. 3. Learn about successful research methods used for the sensitive topic and the population. 4. Discuss the possibility of furthering research on the topic IMPORTANCE:Sexuality rights is considered as human rights for every individual. However, there is a dearth of research in the area of sexuality and intellectual disabilities, this research work is an important contribution within the literature focusing on sexual self-determination and creative research methodologies for sensitive topics. TRANSLATING TOPIC INTO IMPROVED OUTCOMES: This presentation aims at sharing the voice of women with intellectual disabilities coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. The research informs about their understanding, needs, and the role of familial culture in their understanding of sexuality. The information shared through this presentation can be seen as a catalyst for the future work in the area of sexuality for people with severe disabilities as well as training for service providers/ parents.

Speakers
avatar for Neera Malhotra-Gregory

Neera Malhotra-Gregory

Portland State University


Thursday December 3, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
Salon H 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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