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The Resource Sexuality and women with learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy ; foreword by Hilary Brown, (electronic resource)

Sexuality and women with learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy ; foreword by Hilary Brown, (electronic resource)

Label
Sexuality and women with learning disabilities
Title
Sexuality and women with learning disabilities
Statement of responsibility
Michelle McCarthy ; foreword by Hilary Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this study of women with mild and moderate learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy investigates how these women experience their sexual lives, basing her research on interviews with the women themselves. She argues the importance of informing the work of those responsible at research, practice and policy levels with the voices of people with learning disabilities. In the interviews, women talk openly about what form their sexual activity takes and what it means for them, the circumstances in which it occurs, and the pleasures (or lack thereof) associated with it. These interviews directly shape the policy and practice recommendations the author makes. Michelle McCarthy's findings suggest that women with learning disabilities commonly find themselves engaged in sexual activity which is not to their liking and not of their choosing. A high level of sexual abuse was also reported. The author discusses this in relation to the cultural forces which have influenced Western perceptions of sexuality, feminism and theories and prejudices about learning disabilities. She also studied the impact of institutional and community settings on the sexuality of women with learning disabilities. In Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities, McCarthy makes recommendations for policy and practice which will protect this vulnerable group, and advises on education, support and seeking justice for abused women
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Michelle
Dewey number
306.7/087
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ30.5
LC item number
.M393 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Learning disabled women
  • Learning disabled women
  • Sexual harassment of women
  • Sex instruction for the learning disabled
Label
Sexuality and women with learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy ; foreword by Hilary Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=13225
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-279) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Perspectives on sexuality and sexual violence -- Learning disability -- Ideologies and sexuality -- Asking the right questions: research methodology and methods -- The sexual lives of women with learning disabilities: research findings -- What does it all mean?: analysis and discussion -- The way forward: policy and practice recommendations
Control code
ocm44964959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846422157
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 241637
  • (OCoLC)44964959
Label
Sexuality and women with learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy ; foreword by Hilary Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=13225
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-279) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Perspectives on sexuality and sexual violence -- Learning disability -- Ideologies and sexuality -- Asking the right questions: research methodology and methods -- The sexual lives of women with learning disabilities: research findings -- What does it all mean?: analysis and discussion -- The way forward: policy and practice recommendations
Control code
ocm44964959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846422157
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 241637
  • (OCoLC)44964959

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