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Sexual professionalism: for whom? The case of sexual facilitation in Swedish personal assistance services

Bahner, Julia LU (2015) In Disability and Society 30(5). p.788-801
Abstract (Swedish)
Sexuality is a taboo subject in disability services, leading to insecurity for both service users and personnel about how to handle upcoming situations. In Sweden, there is also a lack of policy in this area, highlighting the need to study sexuality both as an individual and a political, and in this case also, depoliticized issue. A critical feminist policy analysis reveals that norms around disability, sexuality and professionalism in a particular legal, political and cultural context strongly influence the willingness to recognize disabled people’s sexual rights. The Swedish case indicates a need for increased transnational work to develop ethical, professional and non-discriminatory rights-based approaches to sexual facilitation.
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Disability and Society
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30
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5
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14 pages
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Routledge
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  • scopus:84937425978
ISSN
0968-7599
DOI
10.1080/09687599.2015.1021761
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Sexualitetsfrågor i vardagen med personlig assistans för personer med fysisk rörelsenedsättning
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English
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026fbc09-6f24-4d6b-bf49-d25528a5e855
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Disability and Society},
  title        = {Sexual professionalism: for whom? The case of sexual facilitation in Swedish personal assistance services},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2015.1021761},
  doi          = {10.1080/09687599.2015.1021761},
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  year         = {2015},
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