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Posts Tagged ‘intersex report’

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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Human Rights Watch report: I Want to be Like Nature Made Me

Human Rights Watch: “I Want to be Like Nature Made Me”Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US Published July 25, 2017. Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions of traumatic experiences, often affecting children. SUMMARY Intersex people in the United States are subjected to medical practices that can inflict irreversible physical and psychological…

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World Health Organization: Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a report titled, Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law, which examines medically unnecessary medical surgeries on intersex children, a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). The report calls for a deferment of IGM until intersex persons areole enough to make decisions, if any, for themselves. It also calls for…

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