2018, Number 2
RSS 2018; 24 (2)
Salim MY, Castillo CJJ, Sánchez AD, García PY
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ABSTRACTThe knowledge of the importance of a healthy sexuality, free of prejudices, is essential for all the professionals that provide health care. It is necessary that they can attend to any doubt or difficulty related to the problems presented by these patients, students or relatives, which allows, at least, to avoid iatrogenesis. It is a duty of these professionals to offer the minimum resources necessary (or at least to facilitate access to them) so that people with disabilities develop a healthy sexuality, free of prejudice and responsible. Objective. To characterize the current state of the training of health professionals on sexuality in people with disabilities in the Batabanó People’s Council. Methodology. Descriptive, quantitative-qualitative cross-sectional study in the period from January 2016 to June 2017. From a universe of 91 Health professionals of the Batabanó People’s Council, 83 professionals were intentionally selected using inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results. Health professionals refer to people with disabilities from their difficulties or deficiencies and obviate the environment where the individual develops. They limit sexuality to the erotic aspects and do not address the sexuality of people with disabilities despite considering it necessary, as they are not prepared to do so. Conclusions. Health professionals do not have the necessary knowledge to address the sexuality of people with disabilities. They use the purely medical model and have a reductionist vision of sexuality that limits the care of the patient with disability.