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The right to sexual health: a pilot study on sex education and young people with intellectual disabilities

The right to sexual health: a pilot study on sex education and young people with intellectual disabilities

The study aim to strengthen the sexual health among young people with ID, and to develop knowledge from their own experiences that can help teachers in special school to supply sufficient sex education. Which experiences of sex education do young people with ID in the age of 16-21 have? Are there any similarities or differences between boys and girls? In what way, and by whom, should sex education be supplied? What themes do the young people with ID think is of importance?
The study was based on qualitative research interviews with young females and males with ID in the age of 16-21 years. The results from the study intend to be used to develop an adequate pedagogic model together with the young people with ID for sex education at special schools.