what are the rights for a 15 year old girl with down syndrome seeking advice on sex without parents concent

I believe that everyone has got a right regardless of disability

what are the rights for a 15 year old girl with down syndrome seeking advice on sex without parents concent

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We all have a right to autonomy

Regardless of disability we should all be able to freely choose when and who we have sex with. It is unfair to take this right away from someone just because they are not born with the same mind as everyone else. Whether we have a disability or not we should all be able to choose what to do with our bodies without some one poking their nose into our private life. To pry into someone else’s life just because they have a disability is nothing more than discrimination.

It is more than discrimination. Discrimination is when you treat the same cases differently because of an ulterior, irrelevant factor. However, a person who suffers from Down syndrome has the mental capability of a child. Therefore, when it comes to making decision about sex they should be treated in a similar but more flexible fashion as children. Their parents should be informed so that all is done to prevent harm to the person who suffers from Down syndrome.

A disability makes you more vulnerable to exploitation.This calls for extra protection.

A man with no legs cannot run. By recognising this, people are not 'discriminating' against him. By giving him a wheelchair people are helping him out; not rubbing his disability in his face.

what are the rights for a 15 year old girl with down syndrome seeking advice on sex without parents concent

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Because having sex with a 15 year old girl is great!

Even with a mental disability they need it too!

what are the rights for a 15 year old girl with down syndrome seeking advice on sex without parents concent

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A fifteen year old cannot legally have sex, regardless of her disabilities

The girl may have had sex already and need urgent information eg. about whether she is likely to be pregnant. There may be a legitimate reason why the girl does not want to share information with their parents, for instance their experience is that their parents are not very supportive or are even abusive. Whether or not this is right, it is a situation where the information needs to be confidential, at least in the short term.

Regardless of whether the person has Down syndrome or not, she should not be encouraged or condoned to have sexual intercourse. The legal age is 16 in order to protect the young and the weak minded from being abused and over powered mentally. There is a case to be made that people who suffer from down syndrome are more palpable to such abuse, but that need not be the case to win the argument for this point. On a moral and a legal front, parents should be able to protect their 15 year old children, of full mental capacity or not, from such dangers and should be consulted every time the subject is brought up to any professional.

Support will need to come from family in such a situation, and the offender needs to be punished so that the/any 15 year old is not exploited(especially in the case of disabled people) again. Statutory rapists, like all other rapists should/could not be let off the hook because of a scared child who won't squeal. The information has to come out.Sooner better than later.

The offender needs to be punished,this punishment should then act as a deterrent to other possible offenders.

Urgent information can always be Googled.

what are the rights for a 15 year old girl with down syndrome seeking advice on sex without parents concent

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A fifteen year old SHOULD NOT have sex

Why would parents talk to you about sexual intercourse when you don't even care for their approval?

Precisely why there should be other people to go-to to talk about these things.

Miscarriages, delivery deaths at highly probably at that age because a girl's pelivic girdle has not expanded to the full at that age.

I5 year olds are gullible,naive and can be easily exploited.

15 year olds cannot be expected to take on that kind of responsibility on their own.
Sex offenders who mate with fifteen year olds should be liable/accountable/too-scared-to-do-so.

Contraceptives have fatal side-effects(the likelihood of these being realised/realized is near zero but the risk stands) and are not manufactured to cater to people that young.

15 year old unwed(you can't be married at 15) mothers are much more likely to throw a baby in the trash or have a self-conducted delivery at home.

Most 15 year olds are not aware of the concept of safe sex.

Why would parents talk to you about sexual intercourse when you don't even care for their approval?

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