American Psychologist Vol. 72, Iss. 9, (Dec 2017): 1000-1010.
Though cultural competence and inclusion of diverse identities are increasingly emphasized in psychological training and practice, sexual health and well-being among people with disabilities (PWD) continue to be underrecognized areas in which disability cultural competence is needed. The experience of disability is best conceptualized as an interaction between physical, sensory, or cognitive differences and environmental and sociocultural contexts that facilitate or impede adaptive functioning; these complex interactions, coupled with an individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, religious background, and sexual orientation, often inform one’s sexual health and well-being. Disability can be thought of as a minority cultural status—a marginalized and stigmatized identity. . To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.