Psychosexual knowledge and education in autism spectrum disorder individuals. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 33(10):776-784, October 2021."/> Psychosexual knowledge and education in autism spectrum disorder individuals. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 33(10):776-784, October 2021."/> Improving psychosexual knowledge in individuals with autism

Improving psychosexual knowledge in individuals with autism

2021-10-14

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) individuals are interested in pursuing romantic relationships, yet they often lack knowledge and engage in risky behaviors. Researchers explored factors influencing sexual knowledge and evaluated outcomes of ASD-tailored psychosexual education. Compared with neurotypical adults, ASD adults had less sex-related knowledge and more victimization experiences. Knowledge is a partial mediator between ASD diagnosis and sexual victimization. Clinicians should provide guidance for developmentally and intellectually appropriate sex education. Source: Chianese, A., Jackson, S., & Souders, M. C. Psychosexual knowledge and education in autism spectrum disorder individuals. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 33(10):776-784, October 2021.

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