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Human Rights Watch E.D. Speaks Out Against Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

The medical establishment has been aware of the intersex community’s desire for an end to nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex youth — aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) — for over two decades, but as history has shown, social change rarely comes without support from allies. Big thanks to Human Rights Watch​ E.D. Graeme Reid…

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Pediatrics Society Recommends Delaying Unnec Surgeries on Intersex Children!

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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Former U.S. Surgeon Generals Call For Moratorium on Medically Unnecessary Intersex Infant Surgeries!

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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Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

“The surgical procedures that are carried out here are often carried out by people who have trained in the United States, they’ve done their residencies, certainly the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the obstetrics and gynecology worlds, they all set this sort of standard of care and if it’s determined that the standard of…

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Intersex People and The Quest For Justice in The Jurist

   In this excellent article, “The Right Not To Be Mutilated: Intersex People and The Quest For Justice,” Arvind Narrain of ARC International outlines the medically unnecessary cosmetic genital surgeries and other medical treatments that intersex infants and minors are subjected to–which we also refer to as Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), due to its similarities…

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PRESS RELEASE: Huge Intersex Rights Victory in Europe: Malta bans Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!

OII-USA joins OII Europe in applauding this victory for Intersex people’s rights, and gives big thanks to members of the Maltese government, OII Europe, ILGA/ILGA Europe, and all who played a role in achieving it, particularly long term intersex allies Silvan Agius and Ruth Baldacchino! PRESS RELEASE******PRESS RELEASE*****PRESS RELEASE****** OII-Europe applauds Malta’s Gender Identity, Gender…

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Calling all intersex folks who underwent surgeries!

If you are an intersex person who underwent non-consensual, medically unnecessary surgery(ies) — a.ka. intersex genital mutilation/IGM — please take the time to complete this survey if you can. We desperately need statistics about the “treatments” we are subjected to. Thanks in advance! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/intersexed_life_survey

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