Parliament Members Draft Resolution To Protect Intersex Rights

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European Parliament. Photo credit: David Iliff

Intersex children in the European Union still undergo surgeries altering their genitals, which has no evidence supporting the success of these treatments. 

So the Civil Liberties members of Parliament called for the full protection of intersex people’s rights. This includes condemning genital mutilation, making birth and identity documents more flexible, and donating to organizations fighting the stigmatization of intersex people, according to a European Parliament press release.

The resolution “denounces that surgeries are often performed on intersex children without their prior, personal, full and informed consent, and underlines that genital mutilations can cause life-long consequences, such as psychological trauma and physical impairments,” the press release says.

The members drafted a resolution that will be put to vote in the House in January. It also states that self determining one’s own gender is only possible in six EU countries.

 

 

 

 

 


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