Sexuality of the disabled often overlooked

Burr, William
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, pE259
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the failure of many caregivers to discuss and assist people with disabilities in satisfying the latter's sexual needs. It says that factors contributory to the inability of clinicians to address the patients' sexual needs include the stigma and the scarcity of resources. It tells that both the caregivers and the patients feel discomfort in discussing the subject. It adds that the main solution is for attendants to feel comfortable so that the patients will feel the same.


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