NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY (NASPAG) Releases Position Statement Recommending Delay in Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Infants and Minors. The report, released yesterday, November 8, supports the decades-long call by intersex activists for bodily autonomy for intersex people. The position statement reads: We believe in respecting the autonomy of the individual…

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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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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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In a stunning victory for intersex advocates, three former United States Surgeon Generals published a paper yesterday, titled “Re-Thinking Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants,” which calls for a moratorium on performing medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children! The paper’s authors, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Dr. David Satcher, and Dr. Richard Carmona, the 15th, 16th and 17th…

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Between November 29th and December 1st 2013, the Third International Intersex Forum, supported by ILGA and ILGA-Europe, took place in Valletta, Malta. This event brought together 34 activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents. The Forum was organized by ILGA Europe’s Silvan Agius and Ruth Baldacchino, and three intersex activists selected from an open…

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OII global chair, Hida Viloria, and former Olympic athlete Maria Jose Martínez-Patino write in The American Journal of Bioethics on proposed policies by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) and the IOC relating to hyperandrogenism in women athletes (but notably not male athletes). Read full article Reexamining Rationales of Fairness An Athlete and Insider s…

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