7170 – US: Surgery on intersex children unnecessary, risks lifelong suffering – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times

( Chicago, July 25, 2017 ) — Doctors in the United States continue to perform medically unnecessary surgeries that can inflict permanent harm on intersex children, Human Rights Watch and interACT said in a report released today. Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the surgeries could be safely deferred.

Source: 7170 – US: Surgery on intersex children unnecessary, risks lifelong suffering – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times