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) , pp. 303-325.

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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
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Society
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0968-7599
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Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 11:11
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 11:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57552

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