Miriam Kaufman

Miriam Kaufman, M.D., is a pediatrician and adolescent health specialist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Easy for You to Say: Q&A's for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability and Overcoming Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents, co-author of Your Overweight Child: Promoting Fitness and Self-Esteem, and is the editor of Mothering Teens: Understanding the Adolescent Years. She is a regular speaker at conferences and has been interviewed by The New York Times, Time Magazine and many other newspapers and magazines. She has appeared on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and the CBC. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing and Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine.

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

"If there is something you have ever had a question about relating to intersections of sexuality, gender, bodies, and disability, this book probably at the very least touches on it, if not goes into depth and examines the topic. The book destabilizes myths surrounding sexualities as well as those surrounding disabilities, and offers sex positive advice, as well as perspectives and exercises for readers at the end of each chapter."

“Can you use a condom with a catheter? How do you have intercourse in a wheelchair? This detailed guide answers these questions and others that the nondisabled can't imagine.... [The book’s] overall message: there is no ‘right way’ to have sex. Individuals need to discover what ‘sex’ is for them and give themselves permission to consider anything as a sexual experience.” — Library Journal

“A welcome resource.... This book will be a worthwhile read for anyone who lives with a disability, loves someone with a disability, or simply wants to be better informed sexually.”— Curve