This analysis investigated family socio-economic position, young person socio-economic position, household composition, area deprivation, peer victimisation, friendships, sexual activity, unsafe sex, STIs, pregnancy outcomes and parenting. Women with intellectual disabilities were likely to have been pregnant and more likely to be a mother. Intellectual disability refers to a significant general impairment in intellectual functioning that is acquired during childhood. People with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities are often ineligible for assistance from local authority services but still experience considerable difficulties due to their disabilities.
Sexual education for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities is extremely important. Born This Way , a reality television show that stars seven diverse young adults with Down syndrome, is doing its part to highlight this. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, an average of 59, adults with disabilities are raped or sexually assaulted each year. Approximately half of all adults with cognitive disabilities will experience 10 or more sexually abusive incidents in their lifetime. Couwenhoven specializes in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents and the professionals who support them.
The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2. Sex ed in the U.
Illustration by Deshi Deng. Since last October, I've used this column to try and shine a light on sex and disability, a topic that's often seen as taboo. I haven't always had a lot confidence with women and have generally taken to view my wheelchair as one gigantic cock block. In high school, I never thought sex with another human being would be possible for me.