I get they’re a controversial organisation. I couldn’t believe it when I found out that asexuality is mentioned on the Planned Parenthood website.
This is actually a good thing. In her book ‘Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality’, Julie Sondra Decker talks about the discrimination and other unethical treatment that asexual people can face by mental and other health practitioners. I’m hoping that this signals the start of the end to this sort of discrimination. Asexual people, or people questioning their sexuakity, need to be supported, uptake not seriously and given accurate information when if comes to sexuality.
So to have such a major health provider acknowledge asexuality and accurately define it is a good thing. Wonder if Marie Stopes does the same in Australia.