Boy, Girl, Other Intersex Advocates Call for Surgery Ban

A new law in Germany allows parents to leave their child's gender blank on birth certificates. Intersex activists are pleased, but want to go further. Often themselves scarred by invasive operations performed at birth, some want to prohibit sex reassignment surgeries on children.
Surgically assigning gender to an intersex child at birth violates the right to bodily integrity, activists say.

Surgically assigning gender to an intersex child at birth violates the right to bodily integrity, activists say.

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