Gender issues for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: Asking what service users and staff think

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Gender issues for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems : Asking what service users and staff think. / Stenfert Kroese, Biza; Rose, John; Heer, Kuljit; O'Brien, Alexis.

In: Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.07.2013, p. 181-190.

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