Lurie Children’s Hospital issues apology for medically unnecessary intersex surgeries, promises to temporarily stop performing!

In an outstandingly positive, celebratory moment for the intersex community, Lurie Childrens’ Hospital in Chicago just became the first institution of its kind to apologize for performing medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants, and to temporarily stop performing them while it re-evaluates its protocols. We note that the apology comes just two weeks after Lurie’s…

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Albania bans intersex infant surgeries!!!

Albania has made a historic decision to stop medical interventions at birth in the cases of intersex children! It joins Malta, Uruguay, and the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in doing so. As reported today in exit news, on June 24th, The Ministry of Health has approved a protocol for the Evaluation of Children with…

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Hans Lindahl slams “Middlesex” (VIDEO)

Hans Lindahl, Communications Director for InterACT: Advocates of Intersex Youth, breaks down why the 2002 novel Middlesex–which features an intersex protagonist–is so problematic in the insightful and educational video “Why Middlesex Sucks and What to Read Instead”. Bonus: it’s hilarious, a great way to learn more about the intersex experience and why intersex people oppose…

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Tenth Circuit Orders State Dept to Reconsider Denying Dana Zzyym an Accurate Passport

From Associate Director Zzyym’s team at Lambda Legal. ==================================================== LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Decision to Deny Intersex Vet an Accurate Passport “The Court wants the State Department – for the third time – to reconsider Dana’s passport…

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Dana Zzyym in Washington Post’s X Passport Bill Coverage

We live in a society so committed to enforcing an exclusively binary sex/gender system that it subjects healthy babies to irreversible, high risk, medically unnecessary gonadal and/or genital surgeries in an effort to make future boys/men or girls/women out of all intersex infants. The Intersex Campaign for Equality recognizes federal third gender recognition as a…

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An Intersex Affirming Biology Textbook is Finally Available!

For centuries and to this day, intersex people and sex characteristics have been portrayed and described negatively within Western medical and scientific discourse, with words such as, “deficient,” “defective” “deformed,” “abnormal,” or “disorder.” As just one of thousands of examples, just last year, a piece in the LA Times, while generally supportive of intersex people,…

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Site Update Alert

Hi everyone! Some of you have asked about the history of the intersex movement, and we are happy to report that we were recently able to update IC4E’s site to contain a running scroll of all of our posts, including those from the years we were known as OII-USA (2011-2/19/15), the American branch of the…

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