Qualitative Exploration of Sexual Experiences Among Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Implications for Sex Education.

@article{Barnett2015QualitativeEO,
  title={Qualitative Exploration of Sexual Experiences Among Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Implications for Sex Education.},
  author={Jessica Penwell Barnett and Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale},
  journal={Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          171-9
        }
}
CONTEXT The increasing prevalence of autism since the 1990s has led to growing demand for sex education that meets the needs of persons on the autism spectrum. Yet there is a dearth of research documenting the firsthand experiences and perspectives of autistic individuals. METHODS A thematic analysis was conducted of in-depth, Internet-facilitated interviews with 24 adults on the autism spectrum who were recruited from Internet community spaces between November 2012 and May 2013. Inclusion… 

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