Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disability: A disability service provider and clinician perspective

Thompson, Vanessa R., Stancliffe, Roger J., Broom, Alex and Wilson, Nathan J. (2014) Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disability: A disability service provider and clinician perspective. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 39 2: 137-146. doi:10.3109/13668250.2014.898742


Author Thompson, Vanessa R.
Stancliffe, Roger J.
Broom, Alex
Wilson, Nathan J.
Title Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disability: A disability service provider and clinician perspective
Journal name Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-8250
1469-9532
Publication date 2014-04-03
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3109/13668250.2014.898742
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 137
End page 146
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 3200 Psychology
1201 Architecture
3304 Education
Abstract Background: Sexual health remains one of the most overlooked areas of life for people with intellectual disability. In recent years there has been an increasing expectation that this issue will be addressed by disability service providers. In this paper we examine the barriers to sexual health provision of people with intellectual disability as experienced by disability service providers and clinicians. Method: This research uses a constructionist grounded theory approach. It was conducted in 2 phases using semistructured qualitative interviews to collect data from disability service managers and clinicians working with people with intellectual disability in New South Wales, Australia. Findings: and Discussion Key themes within the interviews - including funding shortages and a lack of policy guidelines - were identified as significant administrative barriers to sexual health provision. Myths about the sexual health of people with intellectual disability, family attitudes, and lack of staff training were also identified as barriers. © 2014
Keyword Clinician
Community living
Intellectual disability
Service provider
Sexual health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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