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Sexuality erased, questioned, and explored: The experiences of South Africans with physical disabilities.

Rohleder, Poul and Braathen, Stine Hellum and Hunt, Xanthe and Carew, Mark T and Swartz, Leslie (2018) 'Sexuality erased, questioned, and explored: The experiences of South Africans with physical disabilities.' Psychology and Sexuality. ISSN 1941-9899

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Abstract

The sexuality of people with disabilities has historically been a site of oppression and discrimination. The sexuality of people with disabilities remains relatively under-researched and poorly understood. As a result, many myths and misconceptions about the sexuality of people with disabilities may prevail. This paper reports on findings from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of 13 people with physical disabilities in South Africa. A thematic analysis was conducted to explore how the sexuality of participants are constructed by others, as revealed by reported interactions with non-disabled people. Results show that often the sexuality of people with disabilities is erased by others, or they are questioned, often in prejudiced ways, and less frequently they are explored in intimate relationships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability, sexuality, people with disabilities, South Africa, social constructions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 13:57
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23146

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