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From diminished men to conditionally masculine: sexuality and Australian men and adolescent boys with intellectual disability

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by N Wilson, T Parmenter, R Stancliffe, Russell ShuttleworthRussell Shuttleworth
Men and boys with intellectual disability represent a unique group who have hitherto been overlooked by researchers and theorists exploring men and masculinities. Qualitative data from an Australian ethnographic study focused on the sexual health needs of men and adolescent boys with moderate to profound intellectual disability. Findings suggest that masculinity for this group of men is more a biopsychosocial phenomenon than a social construct organised around heteronormative ideals. The conditional masculinity of the men participating in the study was based instead on a number of intrinsic and external factors, which are described in detail.

History

Journal

Culture, health & sexuality

Volume

15

Issue

6

Pagination

738 - 751

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

1369-1058

eISSN

1464-5351

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Taylor & Francis