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ISSN: 2161-0665

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Sex Education, Sexual Health, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rachel L Loftin and Ann Hartlage S*

Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Ann Hartlage S
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center, 2150 W.
Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Tel: 312-563-2202
Fax: 312-942-3186
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 01, 2014, Accepted Date: January 26, 2015, Published Date: January 28, 2015

Citation: Loftin RL, Hartlage SA (2015) Sex Education, Sexual Health, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediat Therapeut 5:230. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000230

Copyright: © 2015 Loftin RL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Sex education is an important but often inadequately addressed topic for patients with autism spectrum disorder. A dominant theory in autism, Theory of Mind, helps to explain why the sex education needs of people with this disorder are unique. This paper argues the importance of high quality sex education from the perspective of the World Health Organization’s recent comprehensive definition of sexual health. Each point from the World Health Organization’s definition is addressed with discussion of its application to people with autism spectrum disorder, suggestions for remediation, and public health implications. Seven points are addressed: physical well-being in relation to sexuality; emotional and mental well-being in relation to sexuality; social well-being in relation to sexuality; disease, dysfunction, or infirmity; positive and respectful approaches to sexuality and sexual relationships; freedom from coercion and violence; and freedom from discrimination. Sex education is important to the quality of life and safety of people with autism. The needs of this population are apparent in all seven areas identified.

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