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Bibliography - Sexuality and Disability

An Easy Guide To Loving Carefully For Men and Women, Fourth Edition

Lyn McKee, Winifred Kempton, and Lynne Stiggall-Muccigrosso

Illustrations by Vivien Cohen

2002; Winifred Kempton Associates

This book for men and women presents information about sexuality in simple language. It addresses anatomy, abstinence, intercourse, contraception, pregnancy, STDs, sexual health problems, visiting the doctor for a sexual health exam, and sexual orientation. A glossary is included.


Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability

Victoria A. Brownworth and Susan Raffo, Editors

1999; Seal Press

This anthology represents the voices of lesbians experiencing a diverse range of disabilities. Essays include “Autoimmune Disease: A Personal Perspective,” “Complications: The Deaf Community, Disability and Being a Lesbian Mom—A Conversation with Myself,” “Flirting with You: Some Notes on Isolation and Connection,” and “Hidden Disability: A Coming Out Story.”

The Sensuous Heart: Guidelines for Sex After a Heart Attack or Heart Surgery

Susanne Cambre, R.N., B.S.H.A.

2004; Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc.

This cartoon-style booklet discusses the emotional and physical needs of people who have had a heart attack or heart surgery. It answers questions about sexual intercourse and discusses the effects of alcohol, prescribed drugs, stimulants, and illegal drugs.

Sexual Function In People with Disability and Chronic Illness: A Health Professional’s Guide

Marca L. Sipski and Craig J. Alexander

1997; Aspen Publishers Inc.

This book consists of 29 chapters written by over 30 contributors. It addresses general sexual function, specific disabilities and illnesses, and treatment concerns.

Sexuality, Learning Difficulties And Doing What’s Right

Gavin Fairbairn, Denis Rowley, and Maggie Bowen

1995; Taylor & Francis.

This book addresses sexuality and people with learning disabilities. It explores the rights that individuals have to be informed about sexuality issues, to form relationships, and to express themselves sexually. Chapters include “Ethics, Learning Disabilities and Sexuality,” “Sweet Little Mystery: The Person With Learning Difficulties As A Sexual Being,” “Exploitation, Abuse and Assault: The Sexual Misuse of People With Learning Disabilities,” and “Being and Becoming: Sex Education, Responsibility, and the Limits of Inclusion.”

Sexuality and Chronic Illness: A Comprehensive Approach

Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. and Søren Buus Jensen, M.D.

1988; Guilford Publications.

Using an integrative biopsychosocial approach, this volume reviews basic skills needed to comfortably discuss sexuality with chronically ill patients, assess sexual problems through both psychological and medical approaches, and create a systematic treatment plan.

Signs of Sexual Behavior: An Introduction to Some Sex-related Vocabulary in American Sign Language

James Woodward

1979; Terrance J.

This book presents sexuality-related vocabulary in American Sign Language. It offers clear illustrations of more than 130 signs. Comprehensive explanations and notes on derivation are included. A video illustrating the signs is also available.

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability, Second Edition

Mariam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette

2007; Cleis Press

This book is designed for people with a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, and multiple sclerosis. The guide is written by a physician, a sex educator, and a disability activist, and covers aspects of sex and disability, such as building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; and finding partners.

Books for Parents

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities

Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger

2000; Brookes Publishing

This book provides information, advice, and practical strategies to parents and caregivers on interacting with their children—no matter what their age or ability—in a way that increases their self esteem, encourages appropriate behavior, empowers them to recognize and respond to abuse, and enables them to develop lifelong relationships.

Books for Young People

Changes in You: A Clearly Illustrated, Simply Worded Explanation of the Changes of Puberty for Boys

Changes in You: A Clearly Illustrated, Simply Worded Explanation of the Changes of Puberty for Girls

Peggy C. Siegel; Illustrated by Vivien Cohen

1991; Family Life Education Associates.

Printed for the fourth time in 1997, these books are written in a simple, positive manner. They explain the changes that boys and girls experience during puberty. Topics addressed in each book include physical development, anatomy, masturbation, health, doctor’s visits, public and private behaviors, and how to deal with unwanted touch. In addition, the boy’s book addresses wet dreams and the girl’s book addresses menstruation. Parents’ guides are also available for sons and daughters with special needs.

Easy For You To Say: Q & As For Teens Living With Chronic Illness or Disability

Miriam Kaufman, M.D.

1995; Firefly Books

This update edition provides straightforward answers to questions that teens have relating to chronic illness or disability. Chapters include “Sexuality,” “Family Relationships,” “Doctors and Medical Issues,” “Friends and Dating,” “School and Work,” “Alcohol, Drugs, and Medication,” “Recreation,” and “Transitions.”

Spinabilities: A Young Person’s Guide to Spina Bifida

Marlene Lutkenhoff, R.N., M.S.N. and Sonya G. Oppenheimer, M.D. Editors

1997; Woodbine House

This book is for teens who have Spina Bifida provides practical tips and suggestions for becoming independent and managing their heath care. It addresses mobility and equipment, skin, bowel, and bladder care, staying healthy and fit, self-esteem and body image, friendships, romantic relationships, sexuality, academic performance, and career skills.

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