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Mental disabilities and sexuality

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However, there are various barriers to people with a learning disability having the relationships they want. Although some people with a learning disability may not be able to consent to having sex or a relationship, this is the minority. Although there may have been some Mental disabilities and sexuality in the last 11 years, it is likely that there is still a significant difference Mental disabilities and sexuality the proportion of people with a learning disability living with a partner, compared to the general population today.

Just like everybody else, people with a learning disability have sexual rights, which need to be affirmed, defended and respected WHO The UNCRPD explicitly enshrines the rights of disabled people to a family and the Mental Capacity Act supports the rights of people with a learning disability to engage in consensual sex. It is important to recognise that people with a learning disability can be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Research has found that many LGBT people with a learning disability face discrimination because of their sexuality Mental disabilities and sexuality gender.

For example, some LGBT people with a learning disability are bullied or harassed. Information and support Mental disabilities and sexuality help people with a learning disability to understand their sexuality and have relationships is lacking within many learning disability services.

Many people with a learning disability may not have been taught about sexual health, contraception, Mental disabilities and sexuality relationships, masturbation Mental disabilities and sexuality legal and emotional aspects of sex.

Whilst there is a need to protect the rights of people with a learning disability to express their sexuality and have relationships, there is also clearly a need to safeguard people with a learning disability from sexual abuse. Research suggests that the sexual safety of people with a learning disability is usually better protected when their sexuality Mental disabilities and sexuality recognised by learning disability services.

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People with a learning disability, especially women, are more likely to be at risk of sexual abuse Whilst there is a need to protect the rights of people with a learning disability to express their sexuality and have relationships, there is also clearly a need to safeguard people with a learning disability from sexual abuse.

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