Our Sexuality, Our Health: A Disabled Advocate’s Guide to Relationships, Romance, Sexuality and Sexual Health

This Sexuality and Developmental Disability Resource Guide will give first-hand advice from disabled self-advocate, Melissa Crisp-Cooper. While she does not claim to be an expert on sexuality and developmental disabilities or a health care professional, she is deeply interested in how people of all abilities think about these very basic aspects of life. Topics include: sexuality education, talking to your doctor about sex and family planning, dating, sex, marriage, and pregnancy and parenting. It also includes a wealth of resources concerning these issues.

Although many topics discussed here will be relatable to everyone regardless of ability, certain parts of this guide will focus primarily on women with physical disabilities.

Not everything in this guide will apply to all readers. We all come to this topic with different identities, experiences, and levels of information. The information presented here may prove useful and relevant for both people with disabilities and other interested folks such as family members, educators, and health care professionals.

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