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Sexuality pp 115-138 | Cite as

Sexuality and Mental Retardation

  • Betty N. Gordon
  • Carolyn S. Schroeder
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Part of the Clinical Child Psychology Library book series (CCPL)

Abstract

A discussion of sexual issues related to children and adolescents with mental retardation is included in this book because of the critical need to acknowledge their sexuality and to support their psychosexual development. We hope it will provide clinicians with useful information and encourage them to provide services in the area of sexuality for children and adolescents with mental retardation. This chapter includes a brief historical review of myths and attitudes about sexuality of people with mental retardation, discussion of sexual development and sexual education, and a review of the research on sexual abuse and other sexual problems, with an emphasis on assessment and treatment issues that are unique to this population.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Sexual Abuse Mental Retardation Sexual Offender Sexual Satisfaction 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty N. Gordon
    • 1
  • Carolyn S. Schroeder
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Chapel Hill Pediatrics and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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