Personal relationships and sex education for mentally handicapped people
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Personal relationships and sex education for mentally handicapped people report of a workshop held in Rugby in November 1983, organised jointly by British Institute of Mental Handicap and the FPA Education Unit.

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Published by FPA Education Unit in London .
Written in English


  • Mentally handicapped -- Sex education.

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ContributionsFamily Planning Association. Education Unit.
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Open LibraryOL21397846M

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