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Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 41–61 | Cite as

Sexuality Re-education Program Logic Model for People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Synthesis via Scoping Literature Review

  • Dahlia KhajeeiEmail author
  • Donna Smith
  • Brittany Kachur
  • Najwa Abdul
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Abstract

Acknowledging the heightened risk of psychological, physical, and sexual harm for people with brain injury promotes sexual health and safety. Ignoring sexuality concerns is a serious deficit of modern-day rehabilitation programs. This article utilizes a disability lens to form the basis for our scoping review by illustrating how institutions can repress people with disabilities. The literature regarding brain injury shows socio-cultural characteristics undermine efforts to address sexuality programming for people with brain injury. The authors examine the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and explore the components for a sexuality re-education program by building a Logic Model. A content analysis approach is used to form a literature map for the Logic Models’ inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Key themes to the sexuality re-education of people with TBI include: anatomical vocabulary, sexual safety, resiliency and rejection, social skills training and communication, and sexual self-identity, amongst others. This article supports the healthy and safe sexual re-adjustment of people with brain injury. Full disclosure through human sexuality re-education ensures people with a brain injury remain active citizens by maintaining equality with their community members.

Keywords

Disability Sexuality Education Program Plan Logic Model Brain injury Canada 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Health and Health SystemsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Nutrition Resource CentreOntario Public Health AssociationTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Livewell COPD Program Chronic Disease ManagementSaskatoon Health RegionSaskatoonCanada
  4. 4.College of MedicineUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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