Review of Sociosexuality Curricular Content for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

Pamela S. Wolfe, Jennifer L. Wertalik, Sarah Domire Monaco, Stephanie Gardner, Salvador Ruiz

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Human sexuality encompasses aspects of physiology and emotions. The need for sociosexuality education for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) is widely acknowledged; yet, there is little known about what topics of sexuality are presented. This review identified curricular content used in comprehensive, commercially available sexuality curriculum for individuals with DD. Results indicated that biological aspects such as anatomy and physiology were taught in all the curriculums; however, issues related to culture and society were less frequently present. The need for specific sexuality content is discussed as well as future implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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