UK Government Attempts to Better Understand Intersex People

The Government Equalities Office will seek out the views of intersex people to better understand their experiences in the U.K.

They are going to ask respondents what they go through at school, at the doctor, and their views on medical operations on intersex people, according to PinkNews. Susan Williams, minister for equalities, says the call for evidence is a chance to learn more about people’s everyday lives.

“It is concerning to think that people in the U.K. may be afraid to visit the doctor or feel unable to take part at school because they are not receiving the support they need or deserve,” Williams said, according to PinkNews.

They will also ask about medical intervention at birth, which includes surgeries on intersex children and sex assignment. The response form will close