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Call for Abstracts: Teaching Sexual and Reproductive Health to Adolescence With Disabilities


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Call for paper Abstracts 31 May 2018
Teaching Sexual and Reproductive Health to Adolescence with Disabilities

Edited by

  • Tafadzwa Rugoho
  • France Maphosa

Abstracts due on 31 May 2018

Issues of sexual and reproductive health have gained global attention. There has been a call to make sexual and reproductive health accessible to all populations. People with disabilities have been long denied their rights to access sexual and reproductive education (Rugoho & Maphosa, 2017). They have long been treated as asexual beings. Teachers and parents are reluctant to discuss sexual and reproductive issues with adolescents with disabilities. This is regardless of them being highly exposed sexual abuse and resultant unplanned pregnancies and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (UNICEF, 2011).

TheUnited Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which became part of international law stipulates that governments should guarantee access to sexual reproductive health to people with disabilities (United Nations, 2007). The purpose of this book is to share different experiences on teaching sexual and reproduce health to adolescence with disabilities since the adoption of the UNCRPD. Academics, activists, parents and teachers have since devised many ways of teaching sexual and reproductive issues to adolescence with disabilities. The intention of the book is to share these experiences. What have been best practices so far? Policy issues will also be discussed.

Teaching Sexual and Reproduce Health to Adolescents with will be published by reputable publisher. We intend to publish this book with either Routledge, Palgrave, or Anthem Press. All chapters will be subject to a rigorous peer review process.

Areas of interest that chapters might address include

  • Communication and language
  • Policy issues
  • Curriculum development
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Sexual violence and sexual function
  • Pleasure and satisfaction
  • Hygiene
  • Men who have sex with men,
  • Promotion of sexual health
  • Sex education: theory and practice
  • Sexual health services
  • Development of sexual organs
  • Menstruation
  • Men sexual and reproductive health

Submission procedure

Potential authors are invited to submit chapter abstracts of not more than 500 words, including a title, 4–6 keywords, and a brief bio, by email to Tafadzwa Rugoho (zvirevo12@gmail.com or docrugoho@yahoo.com) by 28 June 2018. (Please indicate in your proposal if you wish to use any visual material, and how you have or will gain copyright clearance for visual material). Authors will receive a response by 30 July 2018, with those provisionally accepted due as chapters of approximately 6000 words (including references) by November 2018 for peer review. If you would like any further information, please contact Tafadzwa (zvirevo12@gmail.com).

About the editors

Tafadzwa Rugoho is a PhD Sociology candidate at Kwa Zulu Natal and a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University in the Department of Development Studies. Tafadzwa holds an MSc Development, MSc Strategic Management and a BSc Sociology. He has authored a variety of book chapters and journal papers on disability issues as well as presenting papers at research conferences in this area over the past five years. Tafadzwa is co-editing two book titled Disability and Media – African perspectives with Mike Kent and Philippa Mutswanga and Marriage, Sexual Rights for People with Disabilities in Africa with Christiane Peta and Gilliet Chigunwe. Both book will be published by Routledge 2019. He has worked for a variety of disability organisations for more than 15 years. Tafadzwa is disabled and he is a disability activist.

France Maphosa is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Botswana. Maphosa’s research interests include, the sociology of organisations, participation, disability, rural livelihoods, labour studies, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He has been awarded several research grants including the ORREA Senior Scholars Research Grant, CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship Grant and the CODESRIA National Working Group Research Grant. He has more than 15 years’ experience of University teaching. He has taught at both undergraduate graduate levels. He has so far successfully supervised three PhD thesis and several master’s dissertations. Maphosa has written extensively. 

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