Sexual behavior in high-functioning male adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Hellemans2007SexualBI,
  title={Sexual behavior in high-functioning male adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Hans Hellemans and Kathy Colson and Christine Verbraeken and Robert R J M Vermeiren and Dirk Deboutte},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={260-9}
}
Group home caregivers of 24 institutionalized, male, high-functioning adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, were interviewed with the Interview Sexuality Autism. Most subjects were reported to express sexual interest and to display some kind of sexual behavior. Knowledge of socio-sexual skills existed, but practical use was moderate. Masturbation was common. Many subjects were seeking physical contact with others. Half of the sample had experienced a relationship, while… CONTINUE READING

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