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UNE SEXUALITÉ CÉRÉBRALEMENT HANDICAPÉE ? Représentations sociales de la sexualité des adultes handicapés cérébraux vivant en institution, pour une éducation pour la santé.

Abstract : Mentally-handicapped adults, like any other human beings, develop amorous sentiments and therefore, are entitled to an emotional, intimate and sexual life. In institution (living space), brain-damaged adults are often dependent on social representations which built them, of those of caregivers who cared them, or still of those of caregivers-lovingaccompanying and families which accompanying them. This research tried to target the central cores and peripheral elements of all these social representations, by means of the “free association” and the “emotional cards”, to estimate for all actors, the possible progress regarding acceptance, and consequently, accompaniment of intimacy and sexuality about institutionalized mentally-handicapped adults. Brain-damaged adults (acquired handicap) and people with mental disabilities (congenital handicap) were the main protagonists of this research. The results show that according to the type of handicap (acquired or congenital), the caregivers’ posture is almost the same; that of the resident differ themselves slightly; as for that some caregivers-loving-accompanying and families are radically different: people with congenital disabilities do not create an intimate imagination and/or sexual from them, to their mentallyhandicapped adult. What perspectives for the implementation of an education for the sexual health for these cerebral disabled people? What sort of companying for privacy and sexual life in institution?
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Laurence Bérel-Ossola. UNE SEXUALITÉ CÉRÉBRALEMENT HANDICAPÉE ? Représentations sociales de la sexualité des adultes handicapés cérébraux vivant en institution, pour une éducation pour la santé. . Sciences cognitives. Aix-Marseille-Université; Laboratoire ADEF, 2017. Français. ⟨tel-01760778⟩

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