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dc.contributor.supervisor Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla A.
dc.contributor.author Gothreau, Laura M.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-04T19:10:39Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-04T19:10:39Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3820
dc.description viii, 144 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract People who have disabilities are typically given little guidance or support around sexuality or sexual health, due to pervasive cultural myths and stereotypes that suggest people with disabilities are not viable sexual beings. This lack of exploration around sexuality has negative impacts on quality of life, and is correlated with increased risk for sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancy, inappropriate sexual behaviour, vulnerability to sexual exploitation or assault, and emotional concerns such as low self-esteem. An ever-growing body of research has shown that people with disabilities benefit from exploring their sexuality in a healthy way and experiencing safe, fulfilling sexual relationships. Counsellors are in a unique position to explore sexuality-related concerns with clients who have disabilities, thereby challenging cultural stereotypes and increasing well-being of clients. This project incorporates literature on sexuality and disability into a manual for counsellors who wish to increase their competence in working with clients who have disabilities, as well as in approaching sexuality-related issues with these clients. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject People with disabilities en_US
dc.subject Sexual health study and teaching en_US
dc.subject Sex counseling en_US
dc.subject Sex instruction for people with disabilities
dc.subject Sexual health -- Study and teaching -- Canada
dc.title Disability and Sexuality: a Manual for Counsellors en_US
dc.type Project en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US


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