Understanding Issues of Sexuality and Marriage among Persons with Disabilities

  • Raj Kumari Gupta Professor, Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh


This article talks about issues related to sexuality among the disabled. Both disability and sexuality are defined initially. A rationale is developed as to why a subject, which is considered a taboo, should be studied, written about and discussed. It also deals with ‘what problems surface when question of marriage of a person with disability is raised’? Problems and barriers in sexual functioning of main four disabilities, and disability in general are written about. Three sections: self, caretakers and society which are important to manage sexuality issues among the disabled are mentioned. In this article, help has been taken from author’s paper presented in a conference on disability and sexuality, in GMCH Chandigarh, a decade before.

Apr 30, 2018
How to Cite
GUPTA, Raj Kumari. Understanding Issues of Sexuality and Marriage among Persons with Disabilities. Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation, [S.l.], p. 61-67, apr. 2018. ISSN 2454-6437. Available at: <http://jdmronline.org/index.php/jdmr/article/view/47>. Date accessed: 16 feb. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.29120/JDMR.3.2.2018.61-67.
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