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Intimacy, intercourse and adjustments: Experiences of sexual life of a group of people with physical disabilities in South Africa

Hunt, X; Braathen, SH; Swartz, L; Carew, MT; Rohleder, P; (2018) Intimacy, intercourse and adjustments: Experiences of sexual life of a group of people with physical disabilities in South Africa. Journal of Health Psychology , 23 (2) pp. 289-305. 10.1177/1359105317741761. Green open access

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Abstract

There is a growing recognition of the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities, and since the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Disability, increased international attention has been given to these issues. Past research, however, suggests that this group encounter barriers to sexual and reproductive rights, which are both physical and attitudinal. Against this backdrop, this article employs a sequential mixed qualitative methodology to explore the practical and subjective experiences of 13 people with physical disabilities in South Africa, with regard to their sexual lives and experiences of sexuality. These experiences were marked by concerns about their ‘fitness’ as sexual beings and indicated that social forces were key in shaping their expectations for their own sexual life.

Type: Article
Title: Intimacy, intercourse and adjustments: Experiences of sexual life of a group of people with physical disabilities in South Africa
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1359105317741761
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317741761
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2017. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Photovoice, physical disability, sexual and reproductive health, sexual script theory, sexuality
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041559
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