1st Edition

Sexual Citizenship and Disability
Understanding Sexual Support in Policy, Practice and Theory





ISBN 9781032083285
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

What does ‘sexual citizenship’ mean in practice for people with mobility impairments



who may need professional support to engage in sexual activity?



The book explores this subject through empirical investigation based on



case studies conducted in four countries – Sweden, England, Australia and the



Netherlands – and develops the abstract notion of ‘sexual citizenship’ to make



it practically relevant to disabled people, professionals in disability services and



policy-makers.



Through a cross-national approach, it demonstrates the variability of how



sexual rights are understood and their culturally specific nature. It also shows



how the personal is indeed political: states’ different policy approaches change



the outcomes for disabled people in terms of support to explore and express their



sexualities.



By proposing a model of sexual facilitation that can be used in policy development,



to better cater to disabled service users’ needs as well as furthering the



theoretical understanding of sexual rights and sexual citizenship, this book will



be of interest to professionals in disability services and policy-makers as well as



academics and students working in the following subject areas: Disability Studies,



Sociology, Social Policy, Sexuality Studies/Sexology, Social Work, Nursing,



Occupational Therapy and Public Health.

Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene: Disabled Sexual Experiences in Context





2. Empirical and Conceptual Framework





Part I: Empirical Framework





Part II: Conceptual Framework





3. Sweden





Part I: The Policy Landscape





Part II: Experiences of Sexual Facilitation in Practice





4. England, UK





Part I: The Policy Landscape





Part II. Civil Society Activities





5. The Netherlands





Part I: The Policy Landscape





Part II. Civil Society Activities





6. New South Wales, Australia





Part I: The Policy Landscape





Part II. Civil Society Activities





7. Understanding Sexual Citizenship in Policy, Practice and Theory



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Author(s)

Biography



Julia Bahner is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Social Work, Lund



University, Sweden and was formerly Marie Curie Individual Fellow at the Centre



for Disability Studies, School of Sociology, University of Leeds, UK. She holds a



PhD in social work and has worked extensively with disabled people’s organisations,



sexual rights organisations and disability service organisations to develop



better policies and practices around sexuality, disability and support.