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Sexual rights puzzle: re-solved?
  1. Ezio Di Nucci
  1. Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Ezio Di Nucci, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 1165, Denmark; ezio{at}


My sexual rights puzzle according to which positive sexual rights are not compatible with negative sexual rights has been recently criticised in the Journal of Medical Ethics by Steven J Firth, who has put forward three objections to the puzzle. In this brief response, I analyse and reject each of these three objections.

  • sexuality/gender
  • ethics
  • disability

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