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Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That's an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That’s an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it?

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The Fault in Our Media

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) in The Fault in Our Stars.

Sexual pleasure can be a taboo subject in our society almost everywhere but in our entertainment, where it is arguably overdone. But even in our media, sex seems to be the sole privilege of young, white, single, and non-disabled people. That’s what makes John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars so remarkable.

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Court Battle Ensues Over Pregnant Mentally-Disabled Woman in Nevada

Photo: 2News.

Who gets to make a final decision when a patient can’t consent, her guardians, or the court?

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Disability Dharma: What Including & Learning From Disability Can Teach (Everyone) About Sex

Being inclusive of disability and persons with disability in sex education, our sexualities and sex lives is critical because it and we are part of human sexuality and sexuality is part of those of us with disability.

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