Disability Perception in Sexuality and Reproductive Health Needs: A Scoping Review

Youlenta Ernesontha, Nurul Kurniati, Mufdlilah


Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta


Background: Persons with disability are every person who experiences physical, intellectual, mental, and/ or sensory limitations for a long period of time. These people may experience obstacles and difficulties to participate fully and effectively with other citizens based on equal rights. This study aimed to review the disability perception in sexuality and reproductive health needs.
Subjects and Method: This was a scoping review study using the Arksey and O’Malley framework. The framework used to manage research questions was Population, Exposure, Outcome dan Study Design (PEOS). A total of 3 databases, namely Science Direct, PubMed, and Whiley were selected for this study. The data were collected by identifying relevant articles according to inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Result: People with disability were human beings who can feel biological needs. Negative stigma from family, health workers, and parents were a very perceived barrier for people with disabilities. These people need to receive special attention regarding information and application of health sexual and reproductive health. Access to information can be applied in communities that gather a large number of people with disability so that it is easy for them to get information on their reproductive needs and rights.
Conclusion: People with disability need special attention regarding information and application of sexuality and safe reproductive health.
Keywords: persons with disability, sexuality and reproductive health
Correspondence: Youlenta Ernesontha. Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. Email: Youlenta0110@gmail.com. Mobile: 085245639293

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph.01.07

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