But now in dramatic move the World Health Organisation will change the standard to suggest that a person who is unable to find a suitable sexual partner or is lacking a sexual relationship to have children – will now be equally classified as disabled.
WHO says the change will give every individual “the right to reproduce”.
heterosexual single men and women and gay men and women who want to have children will now be given
This absurd nonsense is not simply re-defining infertility but completely side-lining the biological process
Gareth Johnson MP, former chair of the All Parliamentary Group on Infertility, whose own children were born thanks to fertility treatment, said: “I’m in general a supporter of IVF. But I’ve never regarded infertility as a disability or a disease but rather a medical matter.
“I’m the first to say you should have more availability of IVF to infertile couples but we need to ensure this whole subject retains credibility.
IVF is classed as a disability
“How long before babies are created and grown on request completely in the lab?”
But Dr David Adamson, an author of the new standards, argued it is a “big chance” for single and gay people.
“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.”
A spokesman for the Department of Health said the NHS was under no obligation to follow World Health Organisation’s final advice.
Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.