Tackling taboos about service users’ sexual relationships
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Tackling taboos about service users’ sexual relationships

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

Supported by care staff, families and services, adults with a learning disability can have happy and safe sexual relationships, yet only 3% live as a couple

Intimate and sexual relationships are an important part of life for most people and that includes those with a learning disability. Research indicates that many people with a learning disability have the same aspirations for loving relationships as those without, and that a safe and happy sexual relationship can be a positive experience, improving confidence and well-being.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 1, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.1.8.s3

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