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Supporting the contraceptive choices of people with learning disabilities

Join the Supported Loving Campaign on 19th May for an online session to explore how adults with learning disabilities are supported to make, and be involved in, decisions about their contraception. About the sessioon Jodie Rawles is a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She is part of the Wellcome-funded initiative, ‘Mental Health and Justice’, which explores how we can both protect people in contexts where they may be vulnerable and respect their agency…

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Promoting sexual safety through empowerment

Content originally posted here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/promoting-sexual-safety-through-empowerment This report looks at how adult social care services keep people safe from sexual incidents. It also looks at how services can support them to express their sexuality. Overview It is a basic human right for people to express their sexuality. They should be empowered, supported and protected when using adult social care services. Building a culture of openness in which people can talk about sexual safety and sexuality is the first step towards protecting…

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Learning Disability Pride

“I feel it is important for people who have a learning disability to understand and know of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual community. It may empower some of them to come out and accept who they are, whether they have feelings for people of the same gender or feel like they’ve been born into the wrong gender. Awareness may also help people with Learning Disabilities to understand and accept others in the LGBT community.  A couple of years ago I came out as gay and I feel it is a weight lifted off my shoulders.” The Learning…

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