Sexuality of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Date Published: 2006

Get this Resource

Get this Resource


This report discusses issues of puberty, contraception, psychosexual development, sexual abuse, and sexuality education specific to children and adolescents with disabilities and their families. Pediatricians, in the context of the medical home, are encouraged to discuss issues of sexuality on a regular basis, ensure the privacy of each child and adolescent, promote self-care and social independence among persons with disabilities, advocate for appropriate sexuality education, and provide ongoing education for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families.

Related Resources

Guide / Toolkit

A Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials

Source: National Center for Cultural Competence


Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculators for Children, Teens and Adults

Source: Centers for Disease Control

Research & Data

Health-Seeking Challenges Among Homeless Youth

Source: National Institutes of Health