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Welcome to our publications page!

On this page you will find research papers written by our team and other experts about sexuality and disability.

Team Publications

  • Bonder, R., Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2021). They assume that you’re not having sex: A qualitative exploration of how healthcare providers can have positive sexuality-related conversations with youth with disabilities. Sexuality and Disability. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-021-09686-z

  • Heller, M. K., Gambino, S., Church, P., Lindsay, S., Kaufman, M., & McPherson, A. C. (2016). Sexuality and relationships in young people with spina bifida and their partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(2), 182–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.03.037

  • Lung, S.M.  Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2022).  A scoping review of suggested practices for healthcare providers when discussing sexuality with youth. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality31(1):143-160. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhs.2021-0058    

  • Lung, S.M.  Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2021). Are healthcare providers and young people talking about sexuality? A scoping review to characterize conversations and identify barriers. Child: Care, Health and Development, 47(6):744-757. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12892  

Other Selected Publications