Young People with Intellectual Disability and Their Experiences with Intimate Relationships: a Follow-up Analysis of Parents ’ and Caregivers’ Perspectives
DiscussionYoung people with intellectual disability face barriers and limitations regarding intimate relationships. Some young people may keep their partnerships secret to avoid possible restrictions from their caregivers. Their time together is quantitatively high, but qualitatively poor due to a lack of transportation and inclusive services. Caregivers need to support the young people ’s autonomy and take their relationships more seriously. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 11, 2022 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Physicians ’ Experiences of Recommending the HPV Vaccine to Females with an Intellectual Disability
In conclusion, physicians were supportive of the HPV vaccine for females with an ID and perceived parents as wanting to protect their child, but uncertain about the vaccine’s necessity. Further research is needed to better understand this population’s gynecological health care needs. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Web-Based Sexual Health Education Program for Individuals with Visual Impairments
AbstractIndividuals with visual impairments often do not receive adequate sexual health care. In order to improve their health, they need to be better informed. The purpose of this study was to assess the web-based sexual health education prepared for individuals with visual impairments regarding quality, content and usability. Views of 16 experts were taken to assess the web content and quality of the study. Of them, eight were nurses in sexuality and sexual health and eight were experts in education of individuals with visual impairments and Web Accessibility Criteria. In order to evaluate usability, the sample comprised...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Disability and Sexuality: Toward a Focus on Sexuality Education in Ghana
AbstractAround the world, persons with disabilities (PWDs) experience disproportionate barriers to obtaining comprehensive, accessible, and inclusive sexual health education due to sexually ableist ideologies. Despite Ghana's more recent efforts to advance sexuality education, considerations for PWDs have not been addressed in the most recent Education Strategic Plan. To formulate future policy recommendations given limited PWD-specific research on sexuality education in the nation, the current status of sexuality education in Ghana is reviewed and an analysis of the international literature on barriers to sexuality educat...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Public Discourse of Sexual Assistance in the Czech Republic
AbstractThis paper analysed the attitudes of the Czech public to the newly introduced service of sexual assistance to disabled persons. It constitutes the outcome of a discreet study of contributions at discussion forums of the idnes.cz newspaper related to the news concerning the introduction of the assistance (N  = 183). The data show a low level of information on the topic, but also of the sexuality of disabled persons in general. Sexual assistants are equated with prostitutes; sexuality of handicapped persons is considered impertinent, or on the contrary, identical to sexuality of healthy persons. The def...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Evaluation of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Treatment
ConclusionIn conclusion. sexual dysfunction is commonly encountered in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. In these patients. psychosocial factors as well as disease-related factors have an effect on SD. Therefore. SD should be evaluated together with disease-related factors as well as psychosocial factors in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Disseminating Resources Online for Teaching Sex Education to People with Developmental Disabilities
AbstractSex education is important for individuals with developmental disabilities; however, it is difficult for educators to find resources to support them when teaching sex education. A website, asdsexed.org, was developed to disseminate sex education resources. Using analytic data from the website we explored how dissemination occurs online. We identified (1) how visitors were referred to the website; (2) what search terms were used to look for sex education resources; (3) what content was most frequently viewed; and (4) how visitors engaged with the content. Search engines were the top referrer. Variations on the phras...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Professional Educational Opportunities
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: The Year 2021 …A Pause for Reflection
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 28, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Attitudes Towards the Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review
AbstractCurrent research in attitudes towards the sexuality of adults with intellectual disabilities yields heterogeneous results. The aim of the present paper was to systematically review current qualitative and quantitative evidence of attitudes towards the sexuality of adults with intellectual disabilities. A systematic review of current literature (2000 –2020) was carried out in the ERIC, PsychINFO, SCOPUS, PUBMED, and WebOfScience databases. Thirty-three articles were included for review. The present review protocol is registered in the PROSPERO database. Included studies presented attitudes towards the sexualit...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 24, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sexual Dysfunction in Muslim Women Receiving Dialysis: A Qualitative Study
AbstractSexual dysfunction (SD) is common in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, affecting their quality of life. Sexuality is not a subject that patient ’s, particularly Muslim women, discuss when they require assistance. They need to develop strategies to cope with SD. The qualitative study explored how Muslim women with ESRD cope with SD. A phenomenological approach was adopted and data were collected using semistructured individual interviews. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 20 participants from two southern regional hospitals in Thailand between September and December, 2018. Recruitment continued unt...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 23, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Evaluation of sexual reproductive health needs of women with spinal cord injury in Tehran, Iran
This study was carried out to identify the SRH needs of women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Tehran (Iran) in 2019. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using the SRHNA-SCI validation tool. The study included married Iranian women between the ages of 18 and 55  years, who had SCI. and were registered with the Welfare Organization of Tehran. A total of 78 questionnaires were collected for statistical analysis. The mean age of the participants was 41.73 ± 8.42 years and they were mainly high school graduates with diplomas (35.9%), housewives (85.9%) , and patients with thora...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: The Year 2021 …A Pause for Reflection
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Evaluation of sexual reproductive health needs of women with spinal cord injury in Tehran, Iran
This study was carried out to identify the SRH needs of women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Tehran (Iran) in 2019. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using the SRHNA-SCI validation tool. The study included married Iranian women between the ages of 18 and 55  years, who had SCI. and were registered with the Welfare Organization of Tehran. A total of 78 questionnaires were collected for statistical analysis. The mean age of the participants was 41.73 ± 8.42 years and they were mainly high school graduates with diplomas (35.9%), housewives (85.9%) , and patients with thora...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Effect of Urinary Incontinence Symptoms on Sexual Functions and Quality of Life in Women
ConclusionsIn our study, it was found that urinary incontinence problem of women had a negative effect on sexual function and quality of life. Urinary incontinence is not a life-threatening condition, but its effect on women ’s sexual function and quality of life should not be ignored. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 26, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sexual Function, Anxiety, Depression and Coping After Myocardial Infarction: An Exploratory Study
ConclusionsWhile sexual function improved within a short-time period post discharge among sexually active men post-MI, further research is needed with a larger sample to understand these changes across a longer period. Additional research is also warranted to examine any potential influence of psychosocial predictors. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 26, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Effect of Urinary Incontinence Symptoms on Sexual Functions and Quality of Life in Women
ConclusionsIn our study, it was found that urinary incontinence problem of women had a negative effect on sexual function and quality of life. Urinary incontinence is not a life-threatening condition, but its effect on women ’s sexual function and quality of life should not be ignored. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 26, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sexual Function, Anxiety, Depression and Coping After Myocardial Infarction: An Exploratory Study
ConclusionsWhile sexual function improved within a short-time period post discharge among sexually active men post-MI, further research is needed with a larger sample to understand these changes across a longer period. Additional research is also warranted to examine any potential influence of psychosocial predictors. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 26, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Professional Educational Opportunities
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 25, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Evaluation of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Treatment
ConclusionIn conclusion. sexual dysfunction is commonly encountered in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. In these patients. psychosocial factors as well as disease-related factors have an effect on SD. Therefore. SD should be evaluated together with disease-related factors as well as psychosocial factors in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 22, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Effect of Nursing Care Applied to Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Their Sexual Experiences and Quality of Life
This study was conducted for the aim of assessing the effect of nursing care applied to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on their sexual experiences and quality of life. The sample of the study was determined via power analysis, patients were assigned groups using a simple random sampling method. The data were collected between December 2019 –June 2020. The researcher applied the nursing care to patients in the experimental group in their home three times. There was a statistically significant difference between posttest mean scores of the Short Form-36 Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

“They Assume That You’re Not Having Sex”: A Qualitative Exploration of How Paediatric Healthcare Providers Can Have Positive Sexuality-Related Conversations with Youth with Disabilities
AbstractEvery individual should have equal access to sexuality-related information and services. Regrettably, societal stigma revolves around the sexuality of youth with disabilities, with a common misconception that they are asexual, and therefore do not need to be taught about sexuality and sexual health. Healthcare providers (PHCPs) have reported barriers to having sexuality-related conversations with youth with disabilities, such as lack of time and personal discomfort. As such, we sought to examine what mightfacilitate PHCPs to have conversations about sexuality with their paediatric clients and families. A qualitativ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Nursing Students ’ Perspectives on Sexual Development of Children with Intellectual Disability
This study was conducted with 455 nursing students at the Faculty of Health Sciences in the Western Black Sea Region of Turkey over the period September –November 2020. Data were collected from the students by e-mail. The instruments used to collect the data were a “Personal Charateristics Form” and the “Perspectives on Sexual Development of Children with Intellectual Disability Questionnaire,” which were prepared by the researchers. In th is study, 55.4% of the students had previously received training on sexual development and health, and the source of education for 41.5% consisted of the co...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Changes in Sexual Functions and Alexithymia Levels of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This study was conducted to determine the changes in sexual functioning and alexithymia levels in patients with type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with 162 patients with type 2 diabetes. Data were collected using the Information Form, Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. For 83.3% of the participants, there was a decrease in sexual functioning after diabetes, 69.8% after the COVID-19 pandemic, and 67.2% due to both conditions. The majority of the patients stated the reasons for experiencing sexual problems related to not seeing se...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Reproductive Health, Sexual Function and Satisfaction Levels in Women with Physical, Hearing, and Visual Disabilities
In conclusion, reproductive health and sexual dysfunction are challenges that are frequently experienced by women with disabilities. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Multiple Sclerosis Intimacy and Sexuality Questionnaire (MSISQ-15): Validation and Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Greek Version in MS Patients
The objective of this study was to develop a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the MSISQ-15 so that it can be used as a tool to evaluate SD in Greek patients with MS. A total of 127 individuals, 68 Greek MS patients and 59 healthy persons for the control group who visited u rology department of the National Rehabilitation Centre of Athens completed the Greek version of MSISQ-15 along with Female Sexual Function Index for women and International Index of Erection Function at baseline (test) and 3 weeks later for the MS patients, (retest). Data were analyzed for measure ment properties. Content validity was ad...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Obesity and Associated Factors
This study aims to examine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women with obesity and factors associated with sexual dysfunction. The study was conducted with the participation of 99 women who had body-mass index (BMI) equaling 30  kg/m2 and above and attended the Diet Polyclinic of Kocaeli Reproductive Health and Family Planning Center, Turkey, from July to September of 2017. The control group consisted of 92 women who had BMI below 30  kg/m2 and socio-demographic characteristics akin to those of the case group and applied to the reproductive health and family planning center at above dates. Data were collec...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Investigation of Sexual Dysfunction in Partner of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the sexual functions of the partners of individuals with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to compare these with those of the partners of individuals without AS of the same sex. The study included 192 partners of AS patients (102 females, aged 41.85  ± 6.84 years; 90 males, aged 45.26 ± 6.15 years) and 191 age- and gender-matched subjects with a healthy partner (100 females, aged 44.39 ± 9.10 years, 91 males, aged 43.18 ± 9.12 years). The Female Sexual Function Scale and the In...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sexual Dysfunct ıons in Predialysis and Hemodıalysıs Patıents and Affectıng Factors: Corum Provınce, Turkey
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the sexual dysfunctions (SDs) of predialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) patients. Fifty two PD patients and 78 HD patients were recruited for the study. The Arizona Sexual Life Scale (ASEX) were administered to the participants. Average ASEX score 21 (15 –24) in women of HD group was higher than men of HD group 14 (11–17) and men of PD group 15 (12–19) while average ASEX score in women of PD group 16.5(13.3–18) was higher than men of HD group (p = 0.001,p = 0.014,p = 0.048, respectively). Patients with high ASEX ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of ‘Good-Enough Sex Model’ on Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Intimacy in Women with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Trail
The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored education using the Good-Enough Sex Model (GESM) to enhance the sexual satisfaction and intimacy of women with MS. A parallel randomized trial conducted on a sample of 80 women with a confirmed MS diagnosis in Tehran, Iran. Samples equally were assigned to the intervention and control groups. Accordingly, the intervention group received the educational program in three 90-min sessions. The control group did not receive any education. We used the Index of Sexual Satisfaction and the Sexual Intimacy Scale for collecting data before and one mon...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

An Initial Look into the Sexuality and Well-Being of Women Living with HIV: Making the Invisible Visible
This article focuses on the stories of women living with HIV concerning sexuality and well-being. Their stories counter the dominant perception of women's sexuality and challenge the social norms shaping their lives. Ten women between the ages of 28 and 55 were interviewed. At the interview time, five of the women were unemployed and one retired, four had a partner, and five had children. The semi-structured interviews were conducted following a face-to-face format in which the sex-affective area was explored, examining its relevance, the women's satisfaction, the difficulties they encountered, and the impact on their well...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Effects of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Behavioral Training on Sexual Dysfunction, Incontinence, Physical Activity Level and Quality of Life in the Elderly
AbstractAlterations in hormonal balance, especially with ageing, cause many pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence, lack of interest in or desire for sex and inactivity. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of pelvic floor muscle exercise and behavioral training programs on sexual function, incontinence, quality of life and physical activity level in the elderly. A total of 94 elderly subjects were separated into two groups as the pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) group and the behavioral training for pelvic floor dysfunctions (BT) group. A (1-h program was applied twice a week for 8  weeks)....
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Correction to: Sexual Dysfunct ıons in Predialysis and Hemodıalysıs Patıents and Affectıng Factors: Corum Provınce, Turkey
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: Reflection
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Professional Educational Opportunities
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 1, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sexual Dysfunction and Self-Esteem in People with Mobility-Related Disability Within Select Nigerian Communities
This study investigated the relationship among sexual dysfunction, self-esteem and type of disability among PWDs in some selected communities in Enugu State, Nigeria. This study employed a survey design, involving purposively recruited 189 (98 males and 91 females) PWDs aged between 18 and 70  years. The International Index for Erectile Function (IIEF) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) were used to assess sexual dysfunction in the males and females respectively, while the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) was used in assessing the self-esteem of the participants. Obtained dat a were summarized using mean, s...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 31, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Correction to: The Characteristics of Romantic Partnerships in Women with Acquired Physical Disabilities: Intersecting and Compounded Vulnerabilities in a Community Sample in South Africa
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 26, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Characteristics of Romantic Partnerships in Women with Acquired Physical Disabilities: Intersecting and Compounded Vulnerabilities in a Community Sample in South Africa
AbstractSouth Africa is a patriarchal society where women are routinely disadvantaged and subjugated, and this disadvantage is compounded by the social inequities experienced by women with physical disabilities. Patriarchal and ablest societal representations and myths work to stigmatize the sexuality of women with physical disabilities, creating barriers to participating in mutually fulfilling and equitable sexual partnerships. A dearth of information on sexual health and sexual health services tailored to the needs of persons with disabilities also creates vulnerabilities for women with physical disabilities as they enga...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 31, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Marital Quality, Self-compassion and Psychological Distress in Women with Primary Infertility
AbstractThe current study investigates the relationships among marital quality, self-compassion with psychological distress in women with primary infertility. It was hypothesized that marital quality and self-compassion are likely to predict psychological distress in women with primary infertility. It was further hypothesized that self-compassion is likely to mediate the relationship between marital quality and psychological distress in women with primary infertility. The sample was comprised of 115 women with primary infertility with an age range of 20 –35 years (M = 29.08,SD = 3.908...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 31, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The Characteristics of Romantic Partnerships in Women with Acquired Physical Disabilities: Intersecting and Compounded Vulnerabilities in a Community Sample in South Africa
AbstractSouth Africa is a patriarchal society where women are routinely disadvantaged and subjugated, and this disadvantage is compounded by the social inequities experienced by women with physical disabilities. Patriarchal and ablest societal representations and myths work to stigmatize the sexuality of women with physical disabilities, creating barriers to participating in mutually fulfilling and equitable sexual partnerships. A dearth of information on sexual health and sexual health services tailored to the needs of persons with disabilities also creates vulnerabilities for women with physical disabilities as they enga...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 31, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Marital Quality, Self-compassion and Psychological Distress in Women with Primary Infertility
AbstractThe current study investigates the relationships among marital quality, self-compassion with psychological distress in women with primary infertility. It was hypothesized that marital quality and self-compassion are likely to predict psychological distress in women with primary infertility. It was further hypothesized that self-compassion is likely to mediate the relationship between marital quality and psychological distress in women with primary infertility. The sample was comprised of 115 women with primary infertility with an age range of 20 –35 years (M = 29.08,SD = 3.908...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 31, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Professional Educational Opportunities
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 14, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: Reflection
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 10, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Correction to: Sexual Dysfunct ıons in Predialysis and Hemodıalysıs Patıents and Affectıng Factors: Corum Provınce, Turkey
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - June 22, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Educating Patients on Returning to Sexual Activity Following Total Hip Arthroplasty
The objective of this study was to establish patient concerns and preferences on how to educate patients on return to sexual function following total hip arthroplasty (THA).This is a cross sectional study design. In phase 1, patients who underwent THA between 2013 –2017 at our center were sent an anonymous online survey to evaluate their experience in returning to sexual activity. In phase 2, patients scheduled for a unilateral or bilateral THA were given a questionnaire that evaluated the educational tool developed from Phase 1. Descriptive statistics and chi-squared tests were used to analyze the data. In phase 1, ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - June 19, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research