Sexual freedoms in care need addressing

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby has called for greater freedom of sexual expression among people with dementia and other impairments living in supported care, during an emotive speech on guardianship laws.

“In all human lives, but in a life of disability and disempowerment especially, considerations of pleasure and fulfilment are not to be decried or ignored.

"Nor are they needlessly to be denied just because relatives get embarrassed; heirs get nervous; and care-givers get offended and subjected to new and difficult demands,” he said on

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