Ethics in sexual behavior assessment and support for people with intellectual disability

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Abstract

Sexuality is an issue of equality, rights, and ethics, especially when it comes to the sexuality of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This paper offers a discussion of ethics related to the assessment and intervention supports of sexual behavior in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A brief history of sexuality and disability is presented. Issues of sexual abuse of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the laws related to sterilization, pornography, sexual rights, and consent are explored. Finally, specific ethical concerns related to intervention by behavior analysts in the realm of sexual behavior are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Disability and Human Development
Volume16
Issue number1
Early online date21 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Bibliographical note

Stein is PGR supervised by Dillenburger

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