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Chicago Protest Demands Informed Consent for Intersex Patients

Expand Intersex activist Sean Saifa Wall protests outside Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago for Intersex Awareness Day on October 26, 2017. © 2018 Love & Struggle Photos, courtesy of Pidgeon Pagonis This afternoon in Chicago, the Intersex Justice Project (IJP), a US-based advocacy group, is staging a protest outside the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, asking the institution to stop allowing medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children when they are too young to consent. Intersex people – whose chromosomes, gonads, and sex organs don’t match what is generally considered…

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