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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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GARCIA ARRIGONI, Patricia  and  NASTRI, Mariana. The handicapped adolescents and their sexuality. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.5, pp.447-452. ISSN 0325-0075.

Adolescents with different types of motor handicapping have desires, needs, and feelings, and have the right to express them in the best possible and acceptable way. Sexual education provided to young people with these handicaps is generally more limited than that offered to their normal peers. These adolescents are inadvertently excluded, and some may find difficult to establish a steady couple relationship. Health-care professionals should bear in mind the needs and worries of their handicapped patients and include the topic of sexuality in their visits from the start insisting on the fact that it is a normal activity in the context of a variety of associated problems.

Keywords : Sex education; Sex therapies; Satisfactory sex life; Equal opportunities.

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