The right to sex when you live with disability

If you live with disability, sexual intimacy can become less straightforward and, if the barriers are significant enough, you might need some assistance from trained professionals.

But there is an intense discussion going on about whether people with disability should be able to use Federal Government funds to assist with their sex lives.

The NDIS has sought to change its rules to invalidate a Federal Court decision that granted one woman living with MS the ability to use NDIS funding to pay for sex workers.

This discussion has thrown a spotlight on the rights and sexual needs of people with disability.

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Erica Vowles

Source:
RN Life Matters

Date published:
Thu 17th Dec, 2020