APA 6th Edition Katalinić, S., Šendula-Jengić, V., Šendula-Pavelić, M. i Zudenigo, S. (2012). REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS. Psychiatria Danubina, 24. (1.), 38-43. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/106201
MLA 8th Edition Katalinić, Sanja, et al. "REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS." Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 24., br. 1., 2012, str. 38-43. https://hrcak.srce.hr/106201. Citirano 01.04.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition Katalinić, Sanja, Vesna Šendula-Jengić, Martina Šendula-Pavelić i Slaven Zudenigo. "REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS." Psychiatria Danubina 24., br. 1. (2012): 38-43. https://hrcak.srce.hr/106201
Harvard Katalinić, S., et al. (2012). 'REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS', Psychiatria Danubina, 24.(1.), str. 38-43. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/106201 (Datum pristupa: 01.04.2020.)
Vancouver Katalinić S, Šendula-Jengić V, Šendula-Pavelić M, Zudenigo S. REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS. Psychiatria Danubina [Internet]. 2012 [pristupljeno 01.04.2020.];24.(1.):38-43. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/106201
IEEE S. Katalinić, V. Šendula-Jengić, M. Šendula-Pavelić i S. Zudenigo, "REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS", Psychiatria Danubina, vol.24., br. 1., str. 38-43, 2012. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/106201. [Citirano: 01.04.2020.]
Sažetak Mental retardation denotes sub-average intellectual functioning, based on IQ, i.e. the inability of normal learning, accompanied
by behavioral and developmental disorders. Persons with impairments (cognitive, motor, sensory or psychiatric) have often been,
both through human history and today victims of discrimination and deprived of their basic human rights, both in the public and the
private life spheres.
Since the end of the 20th century, throughout the developed world, many disabled persons can accomplish their dreams and
rights. However, the issue of sexuality is still an obstacle in realizing oneself as a whole person, of course in accordance with
personal psychophysical abilities. The greatest problem is present in persons with severe disablement, considered not apt enough for
information on sexuality and for expressing themselves as persons with their own sexual needs. Thus it is desirable to observe each
disabled person individually and flexibly enough in order to establish parameters for the functioning of an intimate affair on the level
of understanding and assent. The legal system must protect the most vulnerable and ensure for them the right of choice and consent,
as well as the possibility of fulfilling their sexual needs, so that they could love and be loved. Naturally, the system must be built on
foundations that satisfy the needs of its users, but also of persons engaged in work with them. Sex education should contain
information regarding biological, socio-cultural and spiritual dimensions of sexuality, including cognitive, affective and behavioral
domains. Unfortunately, very few educational programs with such aims provide sex education, not only for the disabled young
population but also for the healthy.
This review article is based on international investigations and Croatian legislative postulates. Its aim is to focus the attention of
both professionals and non-professionals on this delicate problem.