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Sexuality Education for Youth with Disability or Chronic Illness

A Resource List

What do I need to know about youth with disabilities or chronic conditions and their sexuality?

Young people with disabilities are no different from other kids in their need to understand their bodies and relationships; they, too, need to undersand how their bodies work, and may have romantic longings and sexual interests.  The following resources cover the many aspects of disability, love, sex and puberty in a responsible, open and affirming manner.  Here is a good starting point and overview:

Where can I find information about sexuality and youth with disabilities?
Web Resources:

Recommended Reading:

Organizations:

Related topics on YourChild: 

Compiled by Kyla Boyse, RN.  Reviewed by Lisa Engel Evans, MSW.

Updated July 2010

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U-M Health System Related Sites:
U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
U-M Pediatrics

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