with disabilities, like all people, are sexual beings. These
web sites provide information and support relating to the sexual
concerns of men and women with disabilities, and of parents of
children with disabilities. These sites focus on heterosexual
issues; see related subjects for sites
that deal with gay and lesbian concerns.
personal website by a woman with cerebral palsy covers many bases,
including basic (and detailed) anatomy, body image, personal
experiences, sexual aids, articles, reading lists, discussion
lists, and more. While it lacks the authority
that we look for in a health-related website, it is a significant
effort with lots to offer. We were particularly impressed with
the extensive list of discussion groups.
of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, this site includes a
guide and directory to male fertility following spinal cord injury/dysfunction
(both in pdf format) as well as information about the program.
home age is a mixture of useful information, self-promotion,
the author's writings, etc. There is some good information here
that should prove useful for adults. This site will be moving
after April 30, 2001.
by a team of physicians and sexual health nurses at Vancouver
Hospital & Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC) includes information
about sexual health, physiology, male and female changes, bladder
changes, and fertility after brain and spinal cord injury.
an extensive, easy-to-use web site focusing solely on sexuality
issues for people with disabilities, illness, or other health-related
concerns, the Network has expanded to include many generic concerns
(e.g., infertility, abuse, orgasm); the link above goes directly
to the disability section. Though a bit more difficult to navigate,
the site continues to maintain information about wide variety
of sexuality and disability concerns, such as adjusting and adapting,
adoption, arthritis, autism, body image, and cerebral palsy;
other topics (e.g. bowel and bladder management) were harder
to find. The "Ask the Experts" offers good advice from
credentialed specialists. A new section with interactive features
is available to registered users.
by the National Information Center for Children and Youth with
Disabilities (NICHCY), this issue of the NICHCY News Digest was
developed "to address the concerns that parents and professionals
face in informing and guiding children and youth adults with
disabilities in their social-sexual development and in preparing
them to make healthy, responsible decisions about adult relationships."
Each section presents an overview of important points to consider
when providing sexuality education, then concludes with an extensive
list of materials that families and professionals can use to
inform themselves more fully. Available in text and PDF format.
from the Louis Calder Memorial Library of the University of Miami/Jackson
Memorial Medical Center covers erections, ejaculation, orgasm,
coitus, sexual drive and activity in males, and orgasm, fertility,
childbirth, contraception, sexual behavior and activity in females.