“People with a disability should receive sex education too”

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People with a disability should receive sex education too, according to Fr Martin Micallef, Director of Id-Dar tal-Providenza.

He told Newsbook.com.mt that the sexuality of persons with a disability has been hampered with unnecessary protection, and this repression instills frustration. This, he said, does not respect the individual’s dignity.

Sex workers for persons with disability

Fr Martin stated that offering sex worker services to persons with disability implies that such people are not able to form friendships and get into relationships like those without disabilities. Furthermore he emphasised that there are other less controversial technical means by which persons with disability can satisfy their needs. According to Fr Martin, sex workers are prostitutes.

Disability does not impede marriage

Fr Martin said that the idea that persons with disability are not capable of getting married is completely mistaken. Persons with disability are often perceived as children, however, this is not the case. This mentality needs to be changed: “Disability does not impede marriage.”