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New York City Government Votes to Promote Intersex Rights

By Human Rights Watch
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Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill mandating the city’s health department to develop educational materials about how so-called “normalizing” surgeries on children born with variations in their sex characteristics are medically unnecessary and risk lifelong harms. Click to expand Image People rally to end intersex surgeries in New York, October 27, 2018. © Voices4 via Instagram This groundbreaking bill, which passed by a vote of 45-2, was authored by Council Member Daniel Dromm. “This legislation not only signifies a major step forward for the principle of informed…

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