Sexual health and adolescents with disabilities: Understanding the experiences and roles of nurses in a hospital setting

Janet L McCabe
Research shows that across a variety of settings, nurses demonstrate a lack of attention to the impact of illness or disability on sexual health. Individuals with disabilities often exhibit lower sexual knowledge, and are at a higher risk of being sexually abused. Unlike their 'able-bodied' peers, the sexual health of youth with disabilities may be overlooked, in part due to preconceived ideas about this population. Nurses enter into a therapeutic relationship with patients and families,...
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