Achilles, Ilse

"Was macht Ihr Sohn denn da?"

Geistige Behinderung und Sexualität

Mit einem Geleitwort von Joachim Walter
6., aktualisierte Auflage 2016. 141 Seiten.

(ISBN 978-3-497-02662-3) kt
€ [D] 19,90 / € [A] 20,50 / SFr 0,00

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Ilse Achilles
What on earth is your son doing?

Mentally retarded people and sexuality
With a preface by Joachim Walter

(Was macht Ihr Sohn denn da?)

6th updated edition 2016
141 pages.
List price: € 17.90
(978-3-497-02662-3)


A mentally handicapped person’s right for sexuality should be indisputable. But helpers and parents are quite often ill prepared for the sex education involved in everyday life with mentally retarded people. They feel helpless and they are desperately looking for answers to their urgent questions – questions such as the following ones: How do I tell my child the facts of life? Which method of contraception is the best one? How may I support my child’s sexual development in a useful way?
Ilse Archilles, journalist and mother of a mentally handicapped boy gives answers to a lot of sex education problems in a non-prescriptive way. She describes typical situations and talks about embarrassing problems which are usually handled with discretion by helpers as well as by parents. Information on contraception, sterilisation, homosexuality, interviews with family members and useful addresses can also be found in this book.
This book is an important source of information for anyone who is willing to help mentally retarded people to find a way to deal with sexuality in a free and natural way.

The author
Ilse Achilles is a journalist in Munich and worked for a couple of years as an editor for a women's magazine. She has got a mentally handicapped son and two daughters. She is author of some specialist articles and committee member of Counselling Munich.
Target groups
Parents, carer, social educationalists working with handicapped people, students of therapeutic and special pedagogy and of social pedagogy.