& # 39; A human need & # 39 ;: people with disabilities MUST be able to use taxpayers' money to hire prostitutes – support group claims
- Proponents say that disabled people should have access to sexual services
- They insist that the services be covered by taxpayers' money
- National invalidity insurance does not regulate sexual services
- Handicapped woman has recently been granted rights to visit a sex therapist financed by the taxpayer
Disabled people should be able to use taxpayers' money to access sex toys, therapies, and prostitutes to lead normal lives, a support group has claimed.
Disabled groups in Australia insist that sexual services or therapies are covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
A seriously disabled woman has recently been granted the right to see a tax-funded sex therapist to achieve & # 39; sexual release & # 39; which costs more than $ 10,000 a year.
People with Disabilities Australia's spokesman, Matthew Bowden, has described rights to sexual services as & # 39; human need & # 39 ;, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Proponents say that disabled Australians should be able to use taxpayers' money to gain access to sex toys and prostitutes to live normal lives (stock image)
The National Disability Insurance Agency, which manages the NDIS, does not provide coverage for sexual services for the disabled.
Disabled groups fight for the NDIS for a & # 39; sexual policy & # 39; that includes toys, therapists, prostitutes and sex education and relationships.
Disability Organization Australia said disabled people are often labeled as asexual or hypersexual and do not have & # 39; autonomy & # 39; over their body.
Touching Base is an Australian organization that has helped disabled people to make contact with sex workers.
Saul Ibister, president of the organization, said that disabled people should not be expected to live the life of a nun & # 39 ;.
The claims come after a woman in her 40s with multiple sclerosis and unable to get a partner, won the rights to visit a specially trained sex therapist.
The claims come after a woman in her 40s with multiple sclerosis and unable to get a partner won the rights to visit a specially trained sex therapist (stock image)
The costs will be covered under the NDIS after the woman claimed she could not masturbate and did not & # 39; expect to have a partner ever & # 39; to help her get & # 39; sexual release & # 39 ;.
Her NDIS application to use a sex therapist was initially rejected on the grounds that the service does not include sexual services.
But the administrative appeal overturned the decision after it found that the use of a sex therapist in her case & # 39; reasonable and necessary & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; She attributes her inability to find a partner to her disability, and has explained why, in evidence that I accept to which confidential reasons refer, & # 39; was the verdict.
& # 39; As I have discovered, the support will help her realize her potential for social and emotional development and participate in social life. & # 39;
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