As a French parliamentary commission considers the reform of bioethics legislation, the government has been asked to put an end to the practice of surgically assigning gender to intersex babies.
Gov’t said that reassignment surgeries will be allowed in cases of life-threatening situations, which will be decided after the recommendations of a committee.
There’s a lot of overlap between surgery on intersex infants and female genital mutilation. So why do we view them so differently?
Transgender people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market because it is almost impossible for them to access the health care they urgently need, Amnesty International said in a new report
It can be hoped that the ban on sex change surgery for intersex children will help prevent those medical interventions which are guided by parental anxiety rather than by medical advice.
In a significant judgement, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday held that the marriage solemnised between a man and a transwoman was valid and ordered its registration.
Eric and Stephani felt there was nothing wrong with appearing different, and if there was going to be a surgery, Rosie deserved a choice in the matter. They remained adamant about not consenting to the gender “normalizing” surgeries.
Oliver Knight is now suing the Catholic hospital in northern California.
Some European countries used to insist on this, too
A human rights court ruling, backing a Macedonian transgender man’s battle to change his gender on his birth certificate, is being watched closely in nearby Kosovo.
Health-care providers would be able to refuse to provide treatment, referrals, or assistance with procedures if these activities would violate their stated religious or moral convictions.
The British government is preparing to launch a consultation next year into the treatment, rights, and experiences of intersex people, BuzzFeed News can reveal.