Nothing about us without us

Patsie Frawley and Amie O’Shea have a new article published in Sex Education Journey titled “‘Nothing about us without us’: sex education by and for people with intellectual disability in Australia

They argue that

“Sex education has traditionally been ‘for’ people with intellectual disabilities provided ‘by’ health professionals, teachers and other professions who position themselves as experts with the power to shape the sex education, information and learning opportunities that people with an intellectual disability access.”^

and present an alternative to sex education, the Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships program, in which community professionals partner with people intellectual disabilities where they are considered the experts.

You can find the full article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/5YMFGT9FHQXFYVKHQ66K/full?target=10.1080/14681811.2019.1668759

^citation: Patsie Frawley & Amie O’Shea (2019) ‘Nothing about us without us’: sex education by and for people with intellectual disability in Australia, Sex Education, DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2019.1668759

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