Elizabeth Schmidt, Natalie Robek, Megan Dougherty, April Horstman, Amy Darragh; “I Have a Disability, [and] . . . I Want to Make Love and Be Loved”: Gaps, Barriers, and Recommendations for Sex Ed for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515323. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1206
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Date Presented 03/26/20
This mixed-methods study utilized quantitative and qualitative data, with a constant comparative and simple thematic analysis, to describe current sexual-health-education practices for individuals with IDD, as well as to identify the gaps, barriers, and recommendations for sexual-health education. The results of this study indicate the need for a collaborative approach to providing sexual-health information and describe OT’s role.
Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Schmidt
Additional Authors and Speakers: Natalie Robek, Megan Dougherty
Contributing Authors: April Horstman, Amy Darragh
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