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Zero Sex Life? Being Single is Now a 'Disability,' WHO Says

Oct 25, 2016 04:00 AM EDT

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), failure to find a sexual partner is now considered a "disability," classified under "infertility."

In a report, Telegraph said that WHO is gearing towards changing the definition of "infertility." The WHO will declare next year that single men and women without medical issues, if they do not have children but want to become a parent will be classified as "infertile."

"The definition of infertility is now written in such a way that it includes the rights of all individuals to have a family, and that includes single men, single women, gay men, gay women," Dr. David Adamson, one of the perpetrators of the new definition told Telegraph.

"It puts a stake in the ground and says an individual's got a right to reproduce whether or not they have a partner. It's a big change. It fundamentally alters who should be included in this group and who should have access to healthcare. It sets an international legal standard. Countries are bound by it."

Gizmodo said that the classification aims to give everyone the right to produce by making access to public funds for IVF available to all, including heterosexual single men and women, and gay men and women.

Currently, the WHO defines "infertility" as "a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse" or as "the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year."

Meanwhile, not everyone agrees with the proposed new definition. Express quoted Josephine Quintavalle, from Comment on Reproductive Ethics, who contested the move:

"This absurd nonsense is not simply re-defining infertility but completely side-lining the biological process and significance of natural intercourse between a man and a woman. How long before babies are created and grown on request completely in the lab?" she said.

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