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An Interview and PhotoVoice Exploration of Sexual Education Provision to Women with Physical Disability and Potential Experiences of Violence
This research explored sexual identity for women with physical disability, both congenital and acquired. It also explored whether exposure to violence or negative risk-taking had played a role in their intimate relationships. This phenomenological research used semi-structured interviews and photo elicitation with the researcher’s insider knowledge adding experiential substance and understanding to the discussion. Findings confirm sexuality for women with physical disability is marginalised and de-gendered making it less of a priority for professionals and policy makers and emphasising the need to more effectively support women with disability in relation to their sexuality, sexual expression and violence.
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[1] M. J. Deegan and N. A. Brooks. Women and disability: the double handicap, New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. Routledge. 2018.
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[3] D. Beckwith. #[email protected]!* Off!!! (Unpublished book chapter). Ontario, Canada: Inanna Publications. Submitted for publication.
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[7] C. C. Wang, S. M. Samuels, P. M. Hutchison, L. Bell, and R. M. Pestronk. Flint Photovoice: Community Building among Youths, Adults, and Policymakers. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 94, pp. 911-913. 2004.
[8] F. K. Campbell. Contours of ableism: The production of disability and abledness, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2009.
[9] L. East and J. Orchard. Somebody Else’s Job: Experiences of Sex Education among Health Professionals, Parents and Adolescents with Physical Disabilities in Southwestern Ontario. Sexuality and Disability, 32(3), pp.335–350. 2014.
[10] J. Swain, S. French, C. Barnes and C. Thomas. Disabling barriers - enabling environments. London. SAGE. 2014.
[11] B. Hattjar. Sexuality and occupational therapy: strategies for persons with disabilities, Bethesda, Md.: AOTA Press, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. ch. 1. 2012.
[12] T. Dune. Sexuality and Physical Disability: Exploring the Barriers and Solutions in Healthcare. Sexuality and Disability, 30(2), pp.247–255. 2012.
[13] R. Shuttleworth and T. Sanders. Sex & disability: politics, identity and access. Leeds: The Disability Press. 2010.
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