Sexual Rights and Disability

Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (3):158-161 (2011)
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Ezio Di Nucci
University of Copenhagen
Abstract
I argue against Appel's recent proposal – in this JOURNAL – that there is a fundamental human right to sexual pleasure, and that therefore the sexual pleasure of severely disabled people should be publicly funded – by thereby partially legalizing prostitution. I propose an alternative that does not need to pose a new positive human right; does not need public funding; does not need the legalization of prostitution; and that would offer a better experience to the severely disabled: charitable non-profit organizations whose members would voluntarily and freely provide sexual pleasure to the severely disabled
Keywords sexual rights  disability  applied ethics
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DOI 10.1136/jme.2010.036723
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