Disability and Sexuality

There is a long history of seclusion and segregation that has affected society's view of people with disabilities.

Disability stereotypes add to the difficulty and stigma experienced by people with disabilities. The following myths about people with disabilities have been identified:

People with disability may have concerns about sexual participation after experiencing a disability which can affect quality of life and/or self-esteem. Social workers, occupational therapists (OT), psychologists, and sex therapists, as well as others, are just some of the professionals you can talk to about your unique sexual needs or problems.


Latest Disability Sexuality Publications


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Personal Essay: Born a Girl


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Bi-Sexual and Dating: My Mom Had a Type


Access to Gender-Affirming Care Associated with Lower Suicide Risk for Transgender People


Mental Health of Black and Latinx LGBQ People Worsened After the 2016 Presidential Election


Majorities of People in 10 Countries Support Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender People



LGBT Awareness & Events
List of important LGBT awareness dates and coming sexual diversity events.


Transgender Reporting Guide
Guide for reporters and others when writing on transgender and LGBT community.
Sexuality Definitions
List of definitions and glossary of sexual terms, abbreviations and their meanings.