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 are joined by United Nations experts, the World Health Organization, Amnesty International, every major LGBT legal organization in the US, three former US surgeons general, and intersex-led organizations around the world in calling for an end to medically unnecessary non-consensual surgeries on intersex kids.”

Big thanks to Human Rights Watch’s Kyle Knight for authoring this piece, and for the hyperlink (“intersex-led organizations”) acknowledging intersex activists and organizations including Intersex Campaign for Equality (aka OII-USA) in initiating the call for an end to IGM!