The final frontier: Young people with learning disabilities and sex education

Ruth Garbutt, Lyndon Strickland

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Drawing extensively on personal experiences, this important volume looks at sexuality and relationships in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, painting a genuine picture of the range of sexualities and relationships people want.

Honest and reflective, it shows how sexuality has been managed and controlled in different countries. It explores a range of issues such as rights, resilience, protection, sexual oppression and the lack of privacy for those living in care institutions. Co-edited and with contributions by people with intellectual disabilities and allies, this unique book offers an authentic account of the challenges people face and what society needs to do to respect people's rights.

Providing insight into a morally, ethically and legally complex area, this book will be essential reading for people with intellectual disabilities, their advocates, families and supporters; social care managers, social workers, and other professionals working in the field as well as academic researchers and students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
Subtitle of host publicationStanding in my shoes
EditorsRohhss Chapman, Sue Ledger, Louise Townson, Daniel Docherty
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publications
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780857005304
ISBN (Print)9781849052504
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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