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Living safer sexual lives: research and action

Johnson, K., Frawley, P., Hillier, L., Harrison, L.,

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In spite of changes in the way people with learning disabilities are perceived, issues of sexuality and personal relationships remain particularly problematic for them. Living Safer Sexual Lives was a three-year Australian action research project which sought to address how people with learning disabilities view these issues. During the first stage of the project, people with learning disabilities told their life stories, with a focus on sexuality and human relationships, to researchers. In the second stage of the project, these stories were used to provide people with learning disabilities, families and service providers with workshops and resources designed to help people with learning disabilities to live safer sexual lives.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Tizard Learning Disability Review

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Social relationships

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