sexual issues and people with a learning disability

Parkes, Neville
April 2006
Learning Disability Practice;Apr2006, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p32
Academic Journal
The article explores the use of a focus group approach to explore staff's perception of the expression of sexuality among people with learning disabilities in Great Britain. The aim of conducting interviews in the focus group is to gain insight into real life by encouraging participants to discuss the issue. The interviewing reveals that homophobia and heterosexism exist in learning disability services.


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