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Evidences of an Implemented Training Program in Consensual and Responsible Sexual Relations for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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PROTEDIS, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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INICO, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad de Salamanca, 37005 Salamanca, Spain
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Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2323; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052323
Received: 17 December 2020 / Revised: 14 February 2021 / Accepted: 23 February 2021 / Published: 26 February 2021
(1) Background: While there is a growing awareness of the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities, very limited progress has been made in supporting these people to create and maintain intimate and personal relationships. (2) Methods: This paper reports the results from a program aimed at promoting responsible and consensual sexual relations of adults with intellectual disabilities. Of the 44 participants, 31.8% were women and 68.2% were men aged 22 to 67 years. Pre and post measurements regarding the attitudes toward sexual relations were taken, and difficulty and discrimination indexes were calculated. (3) Results: Statistically significant improvements were identified in the overall measurements, as were they for the domains of privacy, safety, and respect. The difficulty index changed from 0.67 to 0.79 in a pre-post assessment, denoting more positive attitudes. This and other results support the relevance and usefulness of the intervention program and encourage further intervention efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: intellectual disability; sexual behavior; interpersonal relationships; sexual health; rights; sexual abuse; sexuality education; sexual attitudes; adults; intervention intellectual disability; sexual behavior; interpersonal relationships; sexual health; rights; sexual abuse; sexuality education; sexual attitudes; adults; intervention
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Gutiérrez-Bermejo, B.; Flores, N.; Amor, P.J.; Jenaro, C. Evidences of an Implemented Training Program in Consensual and Responsible Sexual Relations for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2323. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052323

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Gutiérrez-Bermejo B, Flores N, Amor PJ, Jenaro C. Evidences of an Implemented Training Program in Consensual and Responsible Sexual Relations for People with Intellectual Disabilities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2323. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052323

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Gutiérrez-Bermejo, Belén; Flores, Noelia; Amor, Pedro J.; Jenaro, Cristina. 2021. "Evidences of an Implemented Training Program in Consensual and Responsible Sexual Relations for People with Intellectual Disabilities" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 5: 2323. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052323

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