Talking about the birds and the bees with youth with physical disabilities can be quite taboo. The “Nobody is talking to me about sex! An exploration of how healthcare providers can have positive sex-related conversations with youth with disabilities” study at Holland Bloorview is aiming to discover how best to talk about sex-related topics with children and youth with disabilities. We know that health care providers often feel uncertain talking about sex with youth with various disabilities. We want to hear about the experiences of young adults living with disabilities talking about sex with their healthcare providers and what they wish they had talked about.
Who can participate?
- 18 25 years old
- Living with any form of disability
- Comfortable taking part in a group discussion
- A one-time focus group discussion with other young adults with a disability
- The focus group will last 60 to 90 minutes
- Focus groups will be held during evenings and weekends
- Light refreshments will be provided
- Parking and TTC tokens will be provided
What are the benefits of participating?
This study is a first step in helping healthcare providers have positive conversations about sex with children and youth with disabilities.
If you are interested in participating, have questions, or would like to sign up, please contact Amy McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.425.6220 ext. 6378.