Table for one?
Okay, before you get too upset about being labelled “disabled” let’s give the World Health Organization a chance to explain themselves.
What’s the reasoning behind this?
To help everyone – heterosexual single men and women, as well as gay men and women – have the same opportunities and funding for in vitro fertilization treatments (IVF).
The way the World Health Organization’s current categorizations work, means that someone is considered disabled if they are infertile or have been unable to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of trying.
With the new definition of “disabled”, people without sexual partners would be considered equally disabled.
Simply put, there would be no discrimination when it comes to having a child, regardless of your situation.
So, that’s great! But, the term “disabled”, might still throw people off with it’s negative connotation.