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Sexual and Reproductive Health

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Advocates for Youth

This advocacy organization provides information and resources for parents, educators, and advocates for encouraging and advancing youth sexual health. The Parents’ Sex Ed Center provides parents with tools to foster communication about issues of sexual health and responsibility with their child. The website has information targeted at individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and information on how to tailor family planning services for adolescents. The Sex Education Resource Center has resources for teachers and sexual health policy advocates.

Answer sex ed, honestly

This organization provides education and resources primarily for health care professionals and educators, but also provides links to resources for parents and teens.

Autism in Love

Autism in Love is a film that captures the challenges individuals with autism face when searching for love, companionship, and happiness.

Consumer Affairs

Interested in online dating websites and apps but do not know where to start? Visit ConsumerAffairs Top 10 of the Best Rated Online Dating Websites & Services to learn about different websites and apps dedicated to dating. Learn about each website or app features, the different types of dating apps and sites, and read expert reviews.

Impact

This publication was created by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) & Research and Training Center on Community Living. This issue of Impact highlights sexuality and people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.

National Disability Rights Network

The National Disability Rights Network publication Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights provides a discussion on the importance of individual rights in regards to medical treatment, including reproductive and sexual health, and addresses civil rights related issues surrounding the “Ashley Treatment”.

Scarleteen: Sex ed for the real world

An independent education and support website, providing sexuality, health, and relationship articles, guides, factsheets, external resource lists, and frequent blog posts. The site also hosts a message board for teens and young adults to ask questions of staff and volunteer contributors. Topics include gender, sexual identity, relationships, sex & sexuality, sexual health, pregnancy & parenting, and abuse & assault.

Seriously Sexuality

This website covers several topics related to sexuality including health information on sexually transmitted diseases, common forms of birth control, gender identity and sexual orientation, relationships, communication skills, and questions to consider before having sex. 

Sexuality & Disability Consortium

The Sexuality and Disability Consortium at the Institute of Disability & Human Development offers information and resources related to sexuality and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sex, etc.

By teens, for teens, this website provides teens and young adults with sexual health stories, a dictionary of terminology, their legal rights, a clinic finder, a communication tool to discuss issues of sexual health, and more. 


The Rules of Sex Webinar

The University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental   Disabilities hosted this webinar highlighting the work of Nora Baladerian on the topics of sexuality, autonomy, and rights and responsibilities. This webinar is targeted towards young adults with developmental disabilities, parents, providers, and advocates. Dr. Baladerian has written a book called the Rules of Sex: For those who have never been told.

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Access Living

The Empowered Fe Fes are an advocacy and peer support group at Access Living in Chicago. The Empowered Fe Fes have created a reproductive health guide for women with disabilities. The guide is targeted towards women with disabilities, health care providers, parents, and community organizations.

Bedsider

A place where you can learn about all forms of birth control. The website covers every form of birth control available and describes the cost, how to use the form of birth control, side effects, and problems associated with each method.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic provides information on the basics of birth control and different forms of birth control to match the birth control needs of individuals.  

Office on Women’s Health

The Office on Women’s Health is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Office on Women’s Health provides answers to common questions on birth control and information on different types of birth control.

Planned Parenthood

Different forms of birth control are provided including information on each forms effectiveness to prevent pregnancy, how the form of birth control works, the benefits and disadvantages, and how to use the form of birth control.

Safer Sex Menu

This menu provides information to individuals on choices of sexual activity and the level of risk associated with each activity. This menu provides information on the level of risk associated with each sexual activity and whether it is no risk, no real risk, low risk, and high risk of the transmission of HIV.

Healthy Relationships

Break the Cycle

This website provides information on teen dating violence and includes information on the warning signs of dating violence, legal protections, dating violence research, and the Teen Power & Control Wheel.


Kids As Self Advocates

Kids As Self Advocates is a national project created by youth with disabilities for youth. Kids as Self Advocates have a page on their website dedicated to dating and relationship resources.

Safe Place

Safe Place is an organization based in Austin, Texas that serves survivors of child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, exploitation, and domestic violence. Safe Place offers disability specific fact sheets and has adapted a power and control wheel for people with disabilities in partner relationships and a respect wheel.

Sexual Orientation

Genderbread

The Genderbread Person provides a visual to help explain the differences between gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual and romantic attractions. 

Liberateyourself

Liberate Yourself provides a space for individuals to learn more about the experiences of those who may experience different lifestyles than them. Learn more about those who may identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ), individuals with disabilities, and women. Find resources and information for friends, families, and allies.

Sexual Orientation and Gender

This resource provides definitions on biological sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network

Information, resources, and online community for individuals who do not experience sexual attraction. Fact sheets are available for family and friends.

Queerability

Queerability is an LGBTQ and disability rights organization that provides information on LGBTQ and disability issues.


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