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Health/Medical

Intersex: A Perilous Difference, By Professor Morgan Holmes

A lot of books have been written “about” intersex people, but Intersex: A Perilous Difference (January 2008), is the first book on intersex people and the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)–a.k.a. nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children–published by an intersex person. Author Morgan Holmes is a Canadian professor of sociology…

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How You can Help End Intersex Genital Mutilation Right Now (VIDEO)

We’re thrilled to see the intersex movement growing, but many folks still don’t understand why the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation, or IGM (a.k.a. medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and minors) persists, or what they can do to help end it. This video video — a recording of our E.D. Hida…

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AMSA Issues Statement To Defer Gender “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Children!

Today, in conjunction and solidarity with Intersex Awareness Day, October 26, 2017, the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) issued a statement calling for deferment of medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children! We thank the AMSA, the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States, for joining the growing ranks of medical associations…

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Activist Pidgeon Pagonis’s Open Letter to Dr. David Sandberg

What an excellent letter by activist Pidgeon Pagonis, and a great move to resist the invitation from longtime IGM advocate Dr. David Sandberg to engage in a private dialogue with him. Intersex activists have engaged in these dialogues for decades and doctors have not listened. Now Sandberg and others like him who continue to advocate…

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Physicians for Human Rights publish “Unnecessary Surgery on Intersex Children Must Stop!”

In a paper published today titled, “Unnecessary Surgery on Intersex Children Must Stop,” Physicians for Human Rights, a Nobel Peace Prize Co-laureate, called for a moratorium on nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and minors! We DEEPLY thank these physicians for recommending that intersex people be allowed to make critical decisions about our sex traits and…

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BBC Reports on Great Ormond Street Hospital failing intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. As covered in an article today in BBC News, the hospital is under investigation for failing to provide intersex patents and their families with fair and adequate healthcare. Big kudos to all intersex activist and allies…

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Human Rights Watch calls on American Academy of Pediatrics to Stop IGM!

  Excellent article from Human Rights Watch calling on the American Academy of Pediatrics, convening this weekend in Chicago, to endorse what we intersex activists have been advocating for decades: a moratorium on medically unnecessary, nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and children, also known as Intersex Genital Mutilation, or IGM! “Human Rights Watch and interACT…

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Intersex Doctor Speaks Out Against IGM in THE NATION!

      A decade ago, our E.D. appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the author of this excellent piece in The Nation, and we thank Dr. Katharine B Dalke for her continued efforts to end medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex minors, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). Please share!

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