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New York City Hospitals Prohibit Unnecessary Intersex Surgeries

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image People rally to end intersex surgeries in New York City, October 27, 2018.  © 2018 Hunter Abrams New York City Health & Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States, has instituted a policy to defer all medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children. The move is a major boost for Intersex rights following City Council legislation earlier this year that mandates public education on the issue. Intersex people, or people born with variations in their sex characteristics, make up approximately 1.7 percent of the world’s population. Since…

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