It's My Right

Fulfilling whatever it is we desire from an intimate relationship is one of our fundamental needs as human beings. Everybody has the right to have sex and relationships if they want, in whatever context they choose.

But some people in society, such as people with learning disabilities, aren’t always given the automatic right to have relationships and flourish as sexual beings. They have to persuade others to allow them to do it.

FPA believes passionately that everyone has the right to enjoy sexual health. For Sexual Health Week 2008 our campaign It's My Right!, focused on the rights of people with learning disabilities/difficulties to sex and relationships.

All about us – a CD-ROM for people with learning disabilities

It's My Right! launched our user-friendly interactive CD-ROM for people with learning disabilities/difficulties, All about us.

Press release: survey of professionals

We released the results of a national survey of professionals working with people with learning disabilities.

Read more detailed comments from professionals who replied to the survey.

Professional briefing: Working with people with learning disabilities

Download Professional briefing: Working with people with learning disabilities

Sexual Health Week 2008 posters

The 2008 posters were developed with our creative partners The Ethical Agency.

Sexual Health Week poster: Jennifer and William

Sexual Health Week poster: Ritchie

Sexual Health Week poster: Joseph

Sexual Health Week poster: Tracey and Pernelle

Sexual Health Week poster: Michael and Sylvia

Sexual Health Week poster: Raymond and Lolita