Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. This review provides a systematic analysis of studies that evaluated interventions for inappropriate sexual behavior s of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Searches of databases, reference lists, and journals yielded 12 studies that met the predetermined inclusion criteria. Each study was summarized in terms of a participant characteristics, b dependent variables, c research design, d measures and data collection procedures, e independent variables, f treatment integrity, g results, and h level of certainty.
Sexuality and persons with Down syndrome. A study from Brazil.
Issues of sexuality in Down syndrome | Down Syndrome Education Online
Recently, there has been an increased interest in sexuality among teenagers with Down syndrome DS. Although DS has been well studied in the western continents, its research is relatively scarce in the Arab region. This is a cross -sectional study to explore the demographic characteristics and the sexual profile among 23 adolescents with DS who attended the outpatient psychiatric clinic of a tertiary care hospital in Amman, Jordan. A semi-structured interview conducted with the parents of individuals with DS was used to record the socio-demographic profile, self-care skills, socio-sexual skills and sexual behavior. The mean age of the sample was
As human beings, individuals with Down syndrome have the right to emotionally satisfying and culturally appropriate sexual expression. As patients, they have the right to routine reproductive health care provided to the general population. Cognitive and language disabilities may predispose this population to unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and sexual exploitation.
The sexual development of one child with Down syndrome is detailed from his infancy through his adolescence. This paper confronts society's often held notion that a person labeled with mental retardation is asexual, amoral, or immoral, and incapable of learning how to make reasoned decisions about his own sexual behavior. It is written by and from the perspective of his mother, a disabled disability advocate and a former special education teacher, but includes references to others who have had an impact on the choices that might have affected his sexual development.