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Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Need for OT in Promoting Sexual Health for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD): A Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Prevalence Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Health Services Research and Education
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
The Need for OT in Promoting Sexual Health for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD): A Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Prevalence Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510246. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP102B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510246. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP102B
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

A cross-sectional analysis of billing records for privately insured individuals with and without IDD from across the US was conducted to determine the prevalence of STI and STI testing among individuals with IDD. Our results speak to the need for increased STI testing in this population. OT practitioners have a unique role in promoting sexual and reproductive health and safety for this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Schmidt

Additional Authors and Speakers: Brittany Hand

Contributing Authors: Amy Darragh, Kit Simpson