Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children
July 23, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision.
But now the practice is under assault, as never before. The American Medical Association is considering a proposal discouraging it. Three former U.S. surgeons-general say it's unjustified. And on Tuesday, Human Rights Watch and InterACT — a group advocating for intersex youth — are releasing a detailed report assailing the pract...