Sexuality in people with different abilities
Rehabilitating the sexuality of these people is an ethical responsibility towards a human being who suffers from
Health and Esthetics
There are many myths about the sexuality of people with different abilities. To consider mental retardation as so infantile that there is no place for sexuality, implies that they are not educated, they are not attended to in their growth with the consideration of being sexual, they are sanctioned. When he plays with his own body, he is considered asexual and marginalized; and thus any possible initiative to assume or recognize as being sexual. To consider them also possible rapists, more in the masculine sex, since they manifest a lot of "instinct" at the time of maturing sexually, causes that many times they are confined or punished when they begin to have changes in their behavior that indicate the hormonal and sexual awakening. This is how these people have altered the family bond, with little socialization, and little or no sexual education. Knowing that the basic rights of sexuality of people with disabilities are: a) Easy access to information. b) Right to privacy and masturbation. c) Birth control and contraception. d) Non-abuse by adults. e) Knowledge of ets (sexually transmitted diseases). These different people are like other integral human beings and not people who must learn a different sexuality. Our duty is to give them instruments so that they work based on their own identity and the valuation of "themselves". "To rehabilitate is not to apply a series of restorative techniques; it is a philosophy of medical responsibility. Rehabilitating the sexuality of these people is an ethical responsibility towards a suffering human being. Not to do so is to condemn them to a greater handicap.