The sexual lives of people with disabilities within low- and middle-income countries: a scoping study of studies published in English

by Mark T. Carew, Stine Hellum Braathen, Leslie Swartz et al.
Global Health Action, Volume 10, 2017 – Issue 1 – Published online: 05 July 2017

8 pp. 1.5 MB

Although approximately 80% of the global population of people with disabilities reside in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), very little is known about their sexual lives due to a lack of empirical data. The authors aimed to provide a scoping review of English-language research conducted on disability and sexuality in LMICs. The authors conclude that: (a) disability and sexuality research in African countries has focused predominantly on sexual abuse and violence or HIV, (b) the sexuality of people with disabilities within many LMICs has received little or no empirical investigation, and (c) there have been very few experimental studies on disability and sexuality conducted in LMICs in general.

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