Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children The American Medical Association is considering a proposal to ban genital surgery on intersex children.

For years, children whose sexual characteristics don't align with either male or female have been eligible for surgery during infancy to rearrange their anatomy.

This practice is now under attack as never before, with many criticizing that these children were operated on before they were old enough to have a say in the matter.

On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch and InterACT, which is a group advocating for intersex youth, released a detailed report assailing the practice and urging Congress to ban it. The Daily Mail

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