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Gillian Eastgate

Email: g.eastgate@uq.edu.au
MBBS, FRACGP, is Senior Lecturer, Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane and Research Fellow, Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Intellectual disability, sexuality and sexual abuse prevention A study of family members and support workers

Many people with intellectual disability live in supported accommodation,1 or with family, and many lack jobs, meaningful activities or close relationships in their life.3,4 Unrecognised health...

Sex and intellectual disability Dealing with sexual health issues

Sexual health is a vital but often neglected aspect of healthcare for people with intellectual disability. It may initially be difficult for the general practitioner to raise sexuality issues...

Women with intellectual disabilities A study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Sexual abuse and abusive relationships are known to be especially common in people with intellectual disability. This study explored how women with intellectual disability understand sex, ...


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