Disability sexuality and rights online training
According to the World Health Organization, "Sexuality is an integral part of the personality of everyone: man, woman and child; it is a basic need and aspect of being human that cannot be separated from other aspects life."People with physical or intellectual disabilities in today's society are often regarded as non-sexual adults.
These rights and needs must be affirmed, defended, and respected.
Disability stereotypes add to the difficulty and stigma experienced by people with disabilities.
The following myths about people with disabilities have been identified: In relation to intellectual disability, society frequently takes the view that intellectually disabled people have no rights at all to pursue social and sexual relationships.
There is often a lack of privacy and they are much more likely than other young people to receive a negative reaction from an adult if discovered.
The general reduction in life choices also has an impact on self-esteem which in turn affects sexuality.