Socially constructed gender roles may compound the effects of learning disabilities. Youth crime and justice: Protection from abuse People with learning disabilities — both men and women — are vulnerable to sexual abuse and need protection from this. They need support to allow them the opportunity to form and develop relationships, and they should be empowered with the tools they need to consent to sexual relationships. When Barbara was asked why she had joined up, she said:
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Relationships are for everyone
And I want, I guess what every girl, woman would like to have partner or companion to share things with. But there should be a balance between protecting people from abuse and enabling them to get into relationships, otherwise people are denied their right to do so. The decade has seen a growth of friendship and dating groups for people with learning disabilities, including HeartVentureLuv2meetU and matesndates. Due to the close interaction of a relationship, the effects of learning disabilities are often greatly magnified, thus creating additional stress for the couple. To prevent abuse, people with learning disabilities should have access to sex and relationships education, and caregivers should be prepared to discuss issues on sex and relationships openly in a proactive, rather than reactive, way. The idea of justice in innovation and development — Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.