Reproductive and Sexual Health of People with Physical Disabilities: A Metasynthesis

Nguyen, T, Liamputtong, P and Monfries, M 2016, 'Reproductive and Sexual Health of People with Physical Disabilities: A Metasynthesis', Sexuality and Disability, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 3-26.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Reproductive and Sexual Health of People with Physical Disabilities: A Metasynthesis
Author(s) Nguyen, T
Liamputtong, P
Monfries, M
Year 2016
Journal name Sexuality and Disability
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 26
Total pages 24
Publisher Springer
Abstract This article provides an overview on reproductive and sexual health of people with physical disabilities in developed and underdeveloped countries from 1995 to 2011. Based on the metasynthesis approach, the authors reviewed 15 qualitative studies. These studies were searched using Medline, CINAHL, CINAHL (health), ProQuest Central, Google Scholar, Cochrane, Embase, Informit Health, Sciences Direct, Pubmed, Pubmed Health, AAHD (abstracts), ProQuest Journal (sexuality and disability) and were also manually searched. All studies were judged on their qualities using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. Reproductive health, sexual attractiveness and experiences, reproductive and sexual health knowledge, and dealing with reproductive and sexual health issues were four main themes that emerged from these studies. This paper proposes a new model to explain the factors that impacted the reproductive and sexual life of people with physical disabilities: internal and external factors. Implications for health and social care are discussed in light of the findings.
Subject Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Keyword(s) Metasynthesis
People with physical disabilities
Reproductive health
Reproductive health needs
Sexual health
Sexual health needs
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s11195-015-9425-5
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ISSN 0146-1044
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