Sex and Relationships for People with Learning Disabilities: A Challenge for Parents and Professionals

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This paper considers some of the issues around sex and relationships for people with learning disabilities. It is essentially a discussion paper, highlighting previous research, and information about the rights of people with learning disabilities to have sex and relationships. It particularly focuses on concerns for parents and some implications for professional practice that have arisen from a research project that is trying to find out more about the issues. The main messages coming from parents within the research project is that there is a need for clear, concise information about sex and relationships for young people with learning disabilities and there is also a need for professionals to give parents more support.

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Garbutt, R., (2008) “Sex and Relationships for People with Learning Disabilities: A Challenge for Parents and Professionals”, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice 5(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/mhldrp.2008.52266

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