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Disabled people’s voices on sexual well-being.

Lee, S., Fenge, L.-A. and Collins, B., 2020. Disabled people’s voices on sexual well-being. Disability and Society, 35 (2), 303-325.

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DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1634522

Abstract

Disabled people have equal rights to positive sexual wellbeing including sexual citizenship; however, this may not always be experienced and support for sexual well-being is less likely to form part of services offered by professionals in health and social care services. Inspired by disabled people, phenomenological research into the experience of sexual well-being for a group of physically disabled adults was undertaken. The results show that sexual well-being is understood in several ways. The notion of sexual well-being raises issues of the physical body, connection to notions of normality and what support disabled people want from health and social care professionals. There is a clear link between sexual well-being and other aspects of physical and emotional well-being, making it an issue which needs to be proactively addressed by health and social care professionals in ways which are directed by disabled people.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1360-0508
Uncontrolled Keywords:physical disability ; lived experience ; sexual well-being ; professional practice
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:32598
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:02 Aug 2019 10:15
Last Modified:24 Mar 2020 16:33

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