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”Samlag /.../ det ar nar man hejjar på samma lag": Skolkuratorers syn på sexualiteten hos unga med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 210 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine how the sexuality of young people with intellectual disability (ID) are constructed, based on how school counselors describe the situatuation of these youths and based on how the counselors describe their role in giving advice and discussing sex and relationships. The empirical data were collected through semi-structured interviewes with seven scool counselors and one consultant. The material was analyzed on the basis of theories about sexual script, stigma and social constructivism. The results showed that school counselors saw the young people with ID as a vulnerable group and as a group worthy of protection. Most of them had a picture of young girls as more vulnerable than young boys. Several counselors talked about the lack of knowledge about sex and relationships regarding young people with ID. The counselors had generally an open approach towards young people with ID and their sexuality and they worked in several different ways to try to meet the needs of young people. Among other things, by talking about relationships and desire, but also the ability to set limits.

Keywords: youth, intellectual disability, school counselors, sex and relationships

Nyckelord: unga, intellektuell funktionsnedsattning, kurator, sex och samlevnad

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-103168OAI: diva2:716079
Available from: 2014-05-08 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2014-05-08Bibliographically approved

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