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CORR.: CA Senator Introduces Resolution to Urge Medical Providers to End IGM

Our enormous thanks to California Senator Scott Weiner (D–San Francisco) for supporting intersex people’s right bodily autonomy and self-determination! As reported earlier this week on CBS SF Bay Area News, Senate Concurrent Resolution 110, which Weiner introduced March 6th:
“seeks to end nonconsensual, and potentially harmful, sex assignment and genital “normalization” surgeries on babies born intersex, and instead allow them to make their own decision about possible surgeries when they are older.”

Senate Concurrent Resolution 110 calls on the medical community to stop performing nonconsensual and often irreparably harmful sex assignment and genital “normalization” surgeries on intersex infants at birth. Instead, medically unnecessary surgery should be delayed until the intersex individual can decide for themselves whether to pursue surgery at all, at an age when informed consent is possible.”

If passed, the resolution would require California’s medical community to discontinue sex assignment and normalization procedures on intersex infants. This is what the intersex movement has wanted since its founding over twenty year ago, and we thank and commend Weiner for his efforts for intersex human rights!

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