Developing a universal sex education curriculum that would apply to all individuals on the autism spectrum is no easy task -- if that task is even possible. But if we include at least these 9 things, we can become empowered.
The prevalence of autism and sexual abuse exists. We know it exists. So why do we continue to remain silent on this issue? We need to bring that conversation back to life. Even if it is to break the silence -- one person at a time.
Without a doubt, office visits with an OB/GYN are among the most stressful health care procedures... especially for people on the autism spectrum. Because the OB/GYN environment is not often "ASD-friendly", these individuals may avoid these visits altogether. This is unfortunate considering OB/GYN visits are essential in ensuring a person's sexual and physical reproductive health. But little changes in your environment and your interactions can make a world of a difference. If you are an OB/GYN and caring for a patient on the autism spectrum, here are 6 things you need to know.