Sex.Ed.Agram: Co-created Inclusive Sex Education on Instagram

Most sex education programs for adults with intellectual disabilities are led by non-disabled sexual health experts. This approach may be less effective and appropriate for adult learners. Using community-based participatory research (CBPR), we explored a program that uses an inquiry-based learning process so that members can create reliable information about sex and disseminate it on Instagram. Through thematic analysis of interviews with group participants, we identified three themes about how the program brought everyone’s different ideas about sex and sex ed together into content for Instagram: Blurring the Lines Between the Educated and Educating; Learning is Dependent on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Our Connections; and Committed to Inclusivity but Wrestling with Ableism.
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sex education, inclusion, intellectual disability, higher education, accessibility, United States
Curtiss, S.L., Myers, K., D’Avella, M. et al. Sex.Ed.Agram: Co-created Inclusive Sex Education on Instagram. Sex Disabil (2023).