We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. The negative attitudes that exist regarding sexuality in women with disabilities are discussed. The major justifications given for such attitudes seem to run contrary to social justice principles and, in fact, invariably have severe health implications for such women. It is concluded that women with disabilities need to be wary of aligning themselves exclusively with either the women's movement or the disability movement as either option could lead to forced and disempowering compromises and consequences. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Sex Talk Realness: How I Have Sex With a Disability
Women: 'Disabled women have sexual needs too' - BBC News
Objective: Three a priori hypotheses were tested: 1 There are significant differences in sociosexual behaviors of women with physical disabilities compared with women without disabilities; 2 the sexual functioning of women with disabilities is significantly related to age at onset of disability; 3 psychological factors explain more of the variance in the sexual functioning of women with physical disabilities than do disability, social and environmental factors. Design: Case-comparison study using written survey. Setting: General community. Participants: The questionnaire was mailed to 1, women with physical disabilities who were recruited as volunteers or through independent living centers. Each woman gave a second copy of the questionnaire to an able-bodied female friend, which comprised the comparison group. Interventions: None. Main outcome measures: Sexual-functioning, consisting of four factors: 1 sexual desire, 2 sexual activity, 3 sexual response, 4 sexual satisfaction.
Sexuality in women with physical disabilities: A social justice or health issue?
The capacity audience at the ornate Epstein Theater in Liverpool is enraptured by her sensual beauty. Burlesque, she says in an interview , gives her a way of communicating through costume, routine and dance—which she does with panache. A number of disabled performers have taken to the stage to entertain mainstream audiences in recent years, although in her routines, Dollar unlike some does not refer to either her hearing impairment or her depression, which she writes about with candor and insight. The internationally famed multi-disciplinary performer Mat Fraser has long explored the relationship between disability, entertainment, and sexuality.
If she were to experience violence as a blind woman, she does not feel confident she could access justice. The perpetrator knows that nothing will happen to him," Ms. Byukusenge, a member of the National Council for Persons with Disability in Rwanda, said last May at a conference on sexual and reproductive rights for young people with disabilities in Johannesburg, South Africa. Today, 3 December, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to recognize the unmet needs of this population.