This article will provide a brief overview of the literature related to male sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities. Sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities present a unique challenge to correctional and criminal justice professionals for a variety of reasons. Of concern, individuals with intellectual disabilities may go undetected Marotta, and can spend many years incarcerated before someone realizes an incarcerated individual has an intellectual disability. In addition, it is not uncommon for this population to have deficits or responsivity needs that make it difficult for them to understand what is being told to them, they may not be able to read or write, or they may misinterpret cues.
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Rembis wrote in his paper on the social model of disabled sexuality. People with disabilities often have rich and satisfying sex lives. So why are they frequently treated as though they are incapable of having sexual needs and desires, and are excluded from sexual health education curriculum? When I asked why students with disabilities have historically been excluded from sexual education, Jennifer Rogers, who also works as a health education specialist at Health Connected, chimed in.
Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities
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There is a growing recognition of the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities, and since the World Health Organisation's World Report on Disability, increased international attention has been given to these issues. Past research, however, suggests that this group encounter barriers to sexual and reproductive rights, which are both physical and attitudinal. Against this backdrop, this article employs a sequential mixed qualitative methodology to explore the practical and subjective experiences of 13 people with physical disabilities in South Africa, with regard to their sexual lives and experiences of sexuality.