Sexuality in adolescent boys with autism spectrum disorder: self-reported behaviours and attitudes.

  title={Sexuality in adolescent boys with autism spectrum disorder: self-reported behaviours and attitudes.},
  author={J Dewinter and Robert R J M Vermeiren and Ine Vanwesenbeeck and Jill Lobbestael and Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={45 3},
Differences in sexual functioning of adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are understudied. In the current study, self-reported sexual behaviours, interests and attitudes of 50 adolescent boys, aged 15-18, with at least average intelligence and diagnosed with ASD, were compared with a matched general population control group of 90 boys. Results demonstrated substantial similarity between the groups in terms of sexual behaviours. The only significant difference was that… CONTINUE READING
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