Making sex education work for young women with intellectual disabilities.
For many women and girls with disabilities their sexual and reproductive health needs are unheard and unmet. Particularly, persons with intellectual disabilities are disadvantaged and excluded from information and services. Persons with intellectual disabilities are often considered to be non-sexual, as well as not interested in having fulfilling sex lives.
In 2015, Community Based Rehabilitation Network Ethiopia (CBRNE) and Light for the World partnered together to learn how best to provide CBR professionals, service providers and parents the skills they need to reach, teach, inform and discuss with girls with intellectual disabilities about sexuality. This publication presents the key lessons learned on how CBR workers and family members can best support and empower young women with intellectual disabilities when it comes to their sexuality and reproductive health.
Authors: Light for the World, Community Based Rehabilitation Network Ethiopia, Berhan Lehetsanat, Addis Development Vision
Year of Publication: 2016