Welcome to our publications page!
On this page you will find research papers written by our team and other experts about sexuality and disability.
Bonder, R., Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2021). They assume that you’re not having sex: A qualitative exploration of how healthcare providers can have positive sexuality-related conversations with youth with disabilities. Sexuality and Disability. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-021-09686-z
Heller, M. K., Gambino, S., Church, P., Lindsay, S., Kaufman, M., & McPherson, A. C. (2016). Sexuality and relationships in young people with spina bifida and their partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(2), 182–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.03.037
Lung, S.M. Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2022). A scoping review of suggested practices for healthcare providers when discussing sexuality with youth. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 31(1):143-160. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhs.2021-0058
Lung, S.M. Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2021). Are healthcare providers and young people talking about sexuality? A scoping review to characterize conversations and identify barriers. Child: Care, Health and Development, 47(6):744-757. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12892
Other Selected Publications
- Akre, C., Light, A., Sherman, L., Polvinen, J., & Rich, M. (2015). What young people with spina bifida want to know about sex and are not being told. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(6), 963–969.
East, L. J., & Orchard, T. R. (2014a). Somebody else’s job: Experiences of sex education among health professionals, parents and adolescents with physical disabilities in southwestern Ontario. Sexuality and Disability, 32(3), 335–350.
McCann, E., Lee, R., & Brown, M. (2016). The experiences and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBT: A review of the literature. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 57, 39-53.
Wiegerink, D., Roebroeck, M., Bender, J., Stam, H., & Cohen-Kettenis, P. (2011). Sexuality of young adults with cerebral palsy: experienced limitations and needs. Sexuality and Disability, 29(2), 119-128.