Promoting Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health for People with Disabilities

Many individuals with disabilities face disparities in access to services and education about sex and reproductive health. One reason for this could be the misconception that that individuals with disabilities—especially those with intellectual or cognitive disabilities—are “childlike” or “asexual” and thus do not require reproductive health services.  Jess Nelson, a U of MN MPH student and 2012-2013 MN LEND Fellow, developed a factsheet that addresses this misconception and identifies opportunities to provide appropriate sexuality education to individuals with disabilities.
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