Challenges in the delivery of sex education for people with intellectual disabilities: A Chinese cultural-contextual analysis

Lam, Angus, Yau, Matthew K., Franklin, Richard C., and Leggat, Peter A. (2022) Challenges in the delivery of sex education for people with intellectual disabilities: A Chinese cultural-contextual analysis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 35 (6). pp. 1370-1379.

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Abstract

Background: Staff members' views can have a significant impact on sexuality issues of people with intellectual disabilities. Research on the impact of sociocultural factors in this area in the Chinese context is sparse.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven professionals (social worker, nurse, life skills trainer and manager) to explore their experiences of and attitudes towards the sexual needs of people with intellectual disabilities by applying interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Results: The study identified two major themes, each with two sub-themes: 1. Professional handling of the sexual needs of people with intellectual disabilities (sex education and intervention); 2. Barriers (incompatible approaches and parental resistance). Participants also experienced feelings of resignation facing the barriers they encountered. Collectivism and cultural view about sex are potentially the influencing factors.

Conclusion: This study highlights the need to adopt an evidence-based sex education programme whose content and delivery should take account of cultural factors.

Item ID: 75657
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1468-3148
Copyright Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 01:49
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