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Posts Tagged ‘intersex genital mutilation’

Physicians for Human Rights publish “Unnecessary Surgery on Intersex Children Must Stop!”

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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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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U.S. finally begins to acknowledge “Intersex Genital Mutilation”!

We are very pleased and excited to see this recent piece titled, “Infant Intersex Surgery: Genital Mutilation in the U.S.?“, in Law Street Media! OII-USA, along with other advocates, has always considered medically unnecessary, non-consensual, “normalizing” genital surgeries and medical treatments of intersex people to be a human rights violation akin to Female Genital Mutilation…

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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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Another great article questions “fixing” intersex children

We are thrilled to see more and more public attention and scrutiny of the human rights violation that intersex children are routinely subjected to, in the form of having their genitals cut without their request or consent, which we call Intersex Genital Mutialtion/IGM. Read here: http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/07/11/growing-pushback-against-surgically-fixing-intersex-children/

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The Atlantic questions “fixing’ intersex children

This piece examines the practice of surgically attempting to “fix” intersex babies and minors — a.k.a. intersex genital mutiltion/IGM – and the current legal case of the rawford family, who is suing the doctors who operated on their intersex son before they adopted him, and the state of South Carolina (his legal guardians at the…

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Viloria in The Advocate on “Why We Need to Protect Intersex Babies”

We’re very pleased that The Advocate has shown a continuing interest in educating its many readers on intersex issues!  The essay not only educates regarding the discrimination and harm involved in non-medically necessary cosmetic genital surgery and sex reassignment of intersex babies (a.k.a. “Intersex Genital Mutilation”/IGM), but helps people understand and make important decisions about…

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