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sexual issues and people with a learning disability

01 April 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Neville Parkes used a focus group approach to explore what staff think about the expression of sexuality among people with learning disabilities

What’s wrong with me? Coming to terms with same sex attraction

29 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Many, if not all, young people question what is wrong with them when they begin to realise that they are attracted to people of the same sex. This can be because of...

Psychosexual awareness in everyday nursing

17 June 1998

Nursing Standard

Sexual health

Whatever specialty we work in, and whatever environment, nurses need to be aware of the sexual aspects of people’s lives. These aspects are as important a part of...

Views of mixed sex wards: a survey of patients, carers and nurses

22 February 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research mixed sex wards

This paper describes the design and implementation of a survey carried out at Wharfedale General Hospital, related to the potential development of mixed sex wards....

Sex education in school: young people’s views

01 October 2006

Paediatric Nursing


The aims of this study were to explore adolescents’ levels of knowledge on sexual health issues and their views on the sex education they receive as part of their...

Talking about sex: a relationship awareness group for adults with a learning disability

26 September 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Sex and relationships are areas of taboo and disempowerment for marginalised groups such as people with learning disabilities. These topics also appear to be areas...

working together: developing an educative programme on the use of touch

01 May 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Sex education for people with learning disabilities is a contentious issue (Craft 1987, Hinsberger et al 1991, Cole and Cole 1993, Beebee 2003). According to...

Older people in care homes: sexuality and intimate relationships

01 July 2011

Nursing Older People


The Royal College of Nursing has developed guidance to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships and sex,...

School nurses’ skills in sexual health education

26 March 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

School nurses are often called on to teach sexual health without being given any formal teacher training or support. This article describes a study of the...

Sex and relationships education: the role of the school nurse

18 September 2002

Nursing Standard


The authors outline the nature of sex and relationships education, and discuss the school nurse’s role in this area.