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Sexuality and relationships in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities : standing in my shoes

Author: Rohhss Chapman
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
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Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rohhss Chapman
ISBN: 9781849052504 1849052506
OCLC Number: 878224657
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. The international perspective --
Introduction to the book: Standing in my shoes --
Stories from around the globe --
Intimacy and oppression: A historical perspective --
Ebba and Jonni: This is our story --
"I would have broken the law several times ... " Reflecting on the Criminal Law Sexual Offenses Act (1993) in the Republic of Ireland --
"Once in six weeks? That's not a relationship": Stories about love, relationships and sex from self-advocates living in Flanders --
The paradox of intimacy in Japan: Shifting objects of affection --
The Maltese odyssey: Issues of sexuality and parenting for people with intellectual disability --
"Molly is just like me": peer education and life stories in sexuality programmes in Australia --
Emerging themes from Part 1 --
Part 2. A UK experience --
Law, policy and diversity: Exploring the gap between rhetoric and real life --
Promoting sexualitues and protecting from abuse --
"Far more people were able to have sex lives": Sexual relationships and reproductive control in learning disbiltiy institututions --
"This is my time, my life, the way I am": Experiences of being transgendered in a rural setting --
Claire's story: Gay women might need a rainbow fairy group --
Good as you 2 (Gay2): A peer support group for intellectually disabled LGBT people --
"I have been blessed to have a very good support worker": Experiences related to ethnicity and diversity --
The final frontier: Young people with learning dificulties and sex education --
"Women like soaps and men like football": The men's room: intellectually disabled men talking about their views on women, relationships and sex --
Intellectually disabled peopole who sell or who are sold for sex in the UK: An exploration --
Working in partnership: The editors' story --
Emerging Themes from Part 2 --
Re-visiting the research questions and recommendations.
Responsibility: edited by Rohhss Chapman, Sue Ledger and Louise Townson, with Daniel Docherty.

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