The impact of institutionalization on the sex identity and sexual behavior of mildly handicapped young persons

Alicia Painsky Painsky, Shlomo Katz, Shlomo Kravetz

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Abstract

The sex identity and sexual behavior of mentally handicapped males and females institutionalized for long and short periods were compared. A relationship between length of institutionalization and sex identity for mentally handicapped males was found but not for mentally handicapped females. Although heterosexual behavior was found to be related to sex identity, it was not related to length of institutionalization and sex of the subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1986

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