Sexuality and Disability

My Story

Healing With Physio

'Living day in and day out with tetras and paras [tetraplegics and paraplegics] all in the same Rehab Nursing Home together gave great emotional support to me and my family who were with me all the time. All the patients and their few family members who lived here ate together, exercised together, shared each others' experiences together, moaned and wept together, and laughed together. The emotional acceptance of my ghastly condition became a little easier, since I started feeling, "I am not alone in this." We would chat and tell our stories to each other.

Crawling Right To Me

'When I had gone to the Himalayas, I had met with an accident. Later I realised that I had damaged my fallopian tubes in the process. I couldn't conceive. We tried for a test-tube baby, but it wasn't successful. The doctor said we would have to repeat it thrice more. Each sitting of the procedure costed around eighty thousand to one lakh rupees. So instead of doing that, we decided that it is better to adopt. We thought that we rather use those three lakhs (which would have been used in the procedure) for the future of the adopted baby. So we adopted. My brother-in-law was against the adoption. He would keep saying that you both are not old or anything.

Questions

Question1 I'm 13 years old, and I'm not sure what's happening to my body.
As you enter your teenage years your body will go through many changes. Read more on I'm 13 years old, and I'm not sure what's happening to my body.

Question2 How important is sex in a relationship?
Says counsellor Deepak Kashyap, 'Sex is very important in a romantic relationship. Because even though every label is open-ended, every label has some meaning to it, Read more on How important is sex in a relationship?

Question3 My husband is also disabled. He refuses to have a child because he thinks I will start ignoring him. What do I do?
Try and think for a moment why he may feel this way. Does he think that your love for him will decrease? That you will no longer spend time together? Read more on My husband is also disabled. He refuses to have a child because he thinks I will start ignoring him. What do I do?