Germany’s Green Party just suggested sex prescriptions for the disabled

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 09 January 2017 09:00
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Germans who suffer from serious illness, and those that are disabled might be able to claim back public money when they pay for sex, a Green Party spokesperson said.

The model is based on the Netherlands, where patients can already claim back money used to pay for sex as a medical expense.

Germans would have to produce proof, in the form of a medical certificate, of a need for the service, as well as proof that they could not afford the expense otherwise.

Elizabeth Scharfenberg, a Green MP, told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that “local authorities” could be the ones to shoulder the expense.

The newspaper wrote that sex workers are visiting care homes more frequently to offer their services, and one sex councillor called the scheme a “blessing”.

Prostitution has been legal in Germany since 2002.


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